Pops in Pop Culture Fatherhood, Masculinity, and the New Man by Heath Diehl, Andrea Doucet, May Friedman


Pops in Pop Culture Fatherhood, Masculinity, and the New Man by Heath Diehl, Andrea Doucet, May Friedman

This collection investigates the shifting definitions of fatherhood in twenty-first century culture through a variety of popular cultural lenses across national contexts.


The essays that comprise Pops in Pop Culture work together to make a valuable intervention in studies of fatherhood across a broad spectrum of forms of popular media and contemporary culture, and in a range of different national and cultural contexts. Taking a cross-media approach, the essays differently interrogate and contextualize symptomatic examples of cultures of fatherhood from popular film, serial television, situation comedy, advertising, videogames, literary fiction, and more. It is a timely and welcome addition to scholarship on mediated masculinities. - Hannah Hamad, Senior Lecturer, Media Studies, University of East Anglia, UK

About the Author

Elizabeth Podnieks is Associate Professor of English and the Graduate Program in Communication and Culture at Ryerson University, Canada. She is the author of Daily Modernism: The Literary Diaries of Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Elizabeth Smart, and Anais Nin (2000); the co-editor of Textual Mothers/Maternal Texts: Motherhood in Contemporary Women's Literatures (2009); and the editor of Mediating Moms: Mothers in Popular Culture (2012), awarded the Outstanding Scholarship (2012-2013) Prize by the Canadian Women's and Gender Studies et Recherches Feministes. She is the Area Chair (2012-ongoing) for the Motherhood/Fatherhood Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.

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283 pages


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Publication date

27th January 2016



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