Men in Crisis: Representations of masculinity and gender relations in Greek cinema, 1950-1967
Title: Men in Crisis: Representations of masculinity and gender relations in Greek cinema, 1950-1967
Author: HADJIKYRIACOU, Achilleas
Citation: Florence, European University Institute, 2010
Series/Report no.: EUI PhD theses; Department of History and Civilization
The deconstruction of masculinity crisis in Greece during the 1950s and 1960s has a central part in the research objectives of the current project. More precisely, the main research questions of my study are as follows: - How are hegemonic and subordinated types of masculinity represented in Greek popular films? - How are gender relations represented in Greek popular films? - What is the impact of cultural transfers on the cinematic representations of masculinity and gender relations? - How do films represent the negotiation of tradition with modernity with regard to changes in masculinity and gender relations? - How do the representations of masculinity and gender relations relate to those of class and locality? - How do cinematic representations of masculinity and gender relations connect to their historical context?
LC Subject Heading: Masculinity in motion pictures -- Greece -- 20th Century; Masculinity -- Greece -- History -- 20th Century; Popular culture -- Greece
Defense date: 28/06/2010; Examining Board: Prof. Giulia Calvi (EUI, supervisor) Prof. Anthony Molho (EUI) Prof. Penelope Corfield (Royal Holloway, University of London and University of Leicester) Dr. Yannis Tzioumakis (University of Liverpool); In 2012 the author was awarded The James Kaye Memorial Prize for the Best Thesis in History and Visuality.
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