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Neo-Authoritarian Masculinity in Brazilian Crime Film

February 8, 2022

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Jeremy Lehnen recently published a book with the University of Florida Press titled, "Neo-Authoritarian Masculinity in Brazilian Crime Film."


"An incisive analysis of contemporary crime film in Brazil, this book focuses on how movies in this genre represent masculinity and how their messages connect to twenty-first-century sociopolitical issues. Jeremy Lehnen argues that these films promote an agenda in support of the nation’s recent swing toward authoritarianism that culminated in the 2018 election of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro."