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Relatedly, it is also important to acknowledge how the context of these shows—and the assumptions I make about their role in culture—differ from those of the network era. On one hand, the fact that cable channels do not have to try to craft universally appealing male characters contributes significantly to enabling their deployment of emergent masculinities. Yet, it is also the case that the deviations from the patriarchal masculinities dominant in the past are not being viewed by the mass audiences of the network era—which arguably reduces their cultural significance.
43 Like Hanke, she digs past the surface appearance of thirtysomething’s male protagonists’ “new masculinity” to identify the various ways in which hegemonic gender relations still operate. The new man indicated the emergence of a new archetype rather than a wholesale transition in the masculinities common on television. New York Times columnist Peter J. 44 But the return of macho men that Boyer identifies precisely illustrates the contentious complexity of Understanding Men on Television >> 45 televised prime-time masculinity throughout the 1980s, as the characters he notes did not dominate their narrative universes in the manner of many previous male characters, nor were they the most prevalent or popular across television schedules.
And is inadequate for explaining the breadth of masculinities evident in contemporary television. Although arguably a less readily accessible and inherently “academic” term, “hegemonic” as an adjectival modifier better asserts the complexity of how power operates to make certain embodiments of masculinity seem natural. 33 Despite the flexibility presumed by sociological gender theory, the concept of hegemonic masculinity has been awkwardly used in media analyses. My deployment of hegemonic masculinity is strategic and somewhat at odds with how it often has been used in media scholarship, which typically begins by establishing essential traits of hegemonic masculinity and then endeavors to identify them in the media texts being studied.