Dad Bod - Dundurn

Dad Bod

Portraits of Pop Culture Papas

Published June 2022

Description

A brisk, humorous collection of essays that redefines the mythos of fatherhood depicted in film, television, and video games.

What do dads tell us about the world? Not your real dad, but dads in general. Dads are everywhere. Lurking in our movies, television shows, and video games. Spouting homespun wisdom and atrocious jokes, wallowing in might-have-beens and back-in-my-days, or rigidly defending the status quo. These fictional dads fuel a myth of fatherhood. What is that myth trying to tell us? And what is it trying to sell us?

Dad Bod is a clever, riveting collection of essays about father figures in popular culture. From Gandalf to Homer Simpson, Die Hard to The Mandalorian, these essays unpack the tropes that inform our collective image of fatherhood. Follow Cian Cruise, newly minted dad, as he riffs on the stereotypes and lore of fatherhood, traces a contemporary art history of dads in popular culture, and journeys to the heart of dadness to become a better father.

A RARE MACHINES BOOK

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Contributors

Cian Cruise

Cian Cruise has a degree in film studies and philosophy and works as a freelance writer, strategist, and consultant. His cultural criticism has appeared in HazlittMaisonneuvePlayboyVulture, and Little Brother Magazine. Cian lives in Almonte, Ontario.

 

Book Details

Paperback
June 2022
5.5x8.5 in
272 pp
9781459749474
ePub
June 2022
-
240 pp
9781459749481
ePub
June 2022
-
240 pp
9781459749498