Erkeklik, Şiddet, Kriz: Korku Sineması Örneği
Yağbasan, Elif Berfin
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Masculinity is a set of practice that is structured by social and cultural norms which depend upon experience’s of the subject which is shaping and shaped by every structure from politics to sports, discourse to technology, legal order to daily life. Masculinity as a gender category is relational, intersectional and situational. Constructed normative masculinity is not only about gender relations; is one of the determinants of the experienced age. In this age, patterns of masculinity, violence and crisis affect each other and a culture of fear. Fear policies that determine which bodies are fearable and vulnerable are gender. The bodies which aligned with the safety concern exalted opposite of fear policies are the “others” of the social domination. Masculinity is one of the forces that normalize fear and violence, and it is the ideal that has been reconstructed by being influenced by them. This ideal is reproduced and propagated through culture products. In this context, the aim of this study is to examine the concepts of masculinity, fear and violence together and to examine them in the axis of horror cinema, recognizing horror cinema as one of the distinctive intersection areas that produces this very relation between masculinity, fear and violence. In line with this purpose this study examines films such as A Quiet Place (2018), The Silence (2019), The Ritual (2017) and Calibre (2018) in order to reveal the correspondence between the actions and ideas that emerge in the moments of crisis/emergency in mentioned films and the constructed patriarchal masculinity in the daily life, and further radicalize it.
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