Manly arts

masculinity and nation in early American cinema
  • 316 Pages
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  • English
by
Duke University Press , Durham, NC
StatementDavid A. Gerstner.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 316 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22726858M
ISBN 100822337630

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Elliott J. Gorn's The Manly Art tells the story of boxing's origins and the sport's place in American culture. When first published inthe book helped shape the ways historians write about American sport and culture, expanding scholarly boundaries by exploring masculinity as an historical subject and by suggesting that social categories like Narrated by Denny Delk/5.

Editorial Reviews. Manly Arts is a fascinating, meticulously researched exploration of how ideas of masculinity and aesthetics from the late nineteenth century to the s produced a particularly corporealized and male ‘American’ modern art and ‘artist.’ David A.

Gerstner brings movements in theater, art, literature, photography, and dance to bear on a variety of cinematic : David A Gerstner. The Manly Art is an important contribution to the study of nineteenth-century American culture.

Writing with clarity, vigor, and grace, Gorn combines detailed narrative with convincing interpretations.

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He offers the reader a judicious selection of quotations from the Cited by: 7. The Manly Handbook Paperback – July 1, by David Everitt (Author)/5(24). He argues that early filmmakers were as concerned with establishing cinema’s standing in relation to other art forms as they were with storytelling.

Focusing on the formal dimensions of early-twentieth-century films, he describes how filmmakers drew on European and American theater, literature, and painting to forge a national aesthetic that equated democracy with masculinity.

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