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Shades of Recognition: Privilege, Dignity, and the Hubris of White Masculinity

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230129
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235124 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0008
Shades of Recognition: Privilege,             Dignity, and the Hubris of White Masculinity

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This chapter discusses three films—White Hunter Black Heart (1990), True Crime (1999), and Bird (1988)—from very different genres and with very different narrative lines, but with one key feature in common: they all explore the issue of race. At least two of them also connect white racism to the hubris of masculine narcissism, which does not recognize limits and therefore tends to confuse fantasy with reality.

Keywords: Clint Eastwood; masculinity; race

Chapter.  6374 words. 

Subjects: Feminist Philosophy

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