Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Gender and nation: the Gaelicisation of Irish manhood
  • 3. 'Instruments of God's will': Masculinity in early Irish film
  • 4. Institutional boys: Adolescent masculinity and coming of age in Ireland's 'architecture of containment'
  • 5. Family guys: Detonating the Irish nuclear family
  • 6. It's good to talk? language, loquaciousness and silence among Irish cinema's men in crisis
  • 7. Troubled bodies, troubled minds: republicanism, bromance and 'house-training' the 'men of violence'
  • 8. New lads or 'protest masculinities'? Underclass, criminal and socially marginalised men in the films of the 1990s and 2000s
  • 9. Cool Hibernia: 'New men', metrosexuals, Celtic soul and queer fellas
  • 10. Conclusion: a masculinity of 'trancendent' defeat?