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Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Drucilla Cornell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In this book, a major feminist philosopher engages the work of the actor and director who has progressed from being the stereotypical “man's man” to pushing the boundaries of the very ... More


HONOR SLAPS AND SWORDS

Jerome Neu

in Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195314311
eISBN:
9780199871780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314311.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Insult may essentially involve a kind of shock, a disruption of expectations, a slap in the face. In honor one seeks to save face and social status may be preserved by social rules and rituals, such ... More


ASSAULT FROM THE REAR

Jerome Neu

in Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195314311
eISBN:
9780199871780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314311.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The issues of domination and submission central to insult have an often hidden, often not (“Up yours!”), sexual significance. Central are anal erotism and phallic aggression, which are written large ... More


Sovereign Masculinity: Gender Lessons from the War on Terror

Bonnie Mann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199981649
eISBN:
9780199355020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981649.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Since 9/11/2001, gendered narratives of humiliation and revenge have proliferated in the US national imaginary. How is it that gender, which we commonly take to be a structure at the heart of ... More


The Cannibal Within: White Men and the Embodiment of Evolutionary Time

Jeffrey A. Bell and Claire Colebrook (eds)

in Deleuze and History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748636082
eISBN:
9780748671748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636082.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter proposes to re-evaluate ‘becoming’ as a political strategy intended to destablise patriarchal and capitalistic structures of domination. It also uses Gilles Deleuze's and Félix ... More


Introduction: Shooting Eastwood

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a brief review of Clint Eastwood's career and his most notable films. It identifies four main themes in Eastwood's films that connect the ... More


Writing the Showdown: What's Left Behind When the Sun Goes Down

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the following Westerns: High Plains Drifter (1973), Pale Rider (1985), and Unforgiven (1992). It argues that it is the theme of trauma that allows ... More


Dancing with the Double: Reaching Out from the Darkness Within

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter discusses the nature of evil and its relationship to eroticism, the issue of doubling, and the questions Eastwood poses about the relationship between retribution ... More


Ties That Bind: The Legacy of a Mother's Love

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Eastwood's only mature film in the romance genre The Bridges of Madison County (1995). The film follows the female protagonist's erotic gaze as she ... More


Psychic Scars: Transformative Relationships and Moral Repair

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter considers a series of films in which Eastwood deals more directly with the complex issues at the heart of moral repair: A Perfect World (1993), Absolute Power ... More


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