Abstract

Analyzing John Wayne's characteristically active body depicted as a disabled body in the 1957 film The Wings of Eagles, this essay situates discourses of disability, demobilization, the nuclear family, and medical technologies within Wayne's articulation of "hard" masculinity in the 1950s, complicating typical approaches to Hollywood's representation of disability.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2578-4919
Print ISSN
2578-4900
Pages
pp. 88-113
Launched on MUSE
2009-01-15
Open Access
No
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