“Nobody Calls Me Chicken”

Article cover showing a scene from the movie Back to the Future.
Barr, Julian and Lydia Hou. 2016. "'Nobody Calls Me Chicken': The MultipleMasculinities of Back to the Future." Journal of Popular Film and Television, 44.4: 184-194.

Abstract: Back to the Future provides social and spatial landscapes through which characters display gendered hierarchies. A multiple masculinities framework is applied through content analysis of the trilogy, showing that hegemonic masculinity is less valuable than a more nuanced masculinity; exercising self-control ensures both Marty and George make their futures successful.

Keywords: Back to the Future, gender, masculinity, place and space, transportation

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