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Authors: Antonio A. Caballero Gálvez and Francisco A. Zurián

Title: Machos violentos y peligrosos

Subtitle: La figura del maltratador en el cine almodovariano

Translation: Violent and dangerous macho men: The figure of the male batterer in Almodóvar’s cinema

Journal: Revista Latina de Comunicació Social

Volume: -

Issue: 71

Year: 2016 (Received: June 20, 2016, Accepted: August 24, 2016, Published online: September 12, 2016)

Pages: 853-873

ISSN: 1138-5820 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | European History: Spanish History | Representations: Films / Kika, Matador, Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón


Link: Revista Latina de Comunicació Social (Free Access)



Antonio A. Caballero Gálvez, Departament d'Estudis de Comunicació (Department of Communication Studies), Universitat Rovira i VirgiliResearchGate

Francisco A. Zurian Hernández, Departamento de Comunicación Audiovisual y Publicidad, Universidad Complutense Madrid (Complutense University of Madrid)

Abstract: »Introduction. Violence against women is an act performed by men to reaffirm their masculinity and impose their hegemony by force. This article presents the results of a study of gender-based violence in Almodóvar's films, focused on the figure of the male batterer, not the victims, the female characters. Methods. The study is based on two complementary analytical models: 1) a model of visual semiotic analysis from the perspective of gender studies, and 2) the quantification of the types of abuses carried out by male characters in Almodóvar's filmography, as well as the factors that define these archetypes. Results and conclusions. Within the amalgam of masculinities portrayed in Almodóvar's films, there are different types of male characters who commit violence against women through harassment, rape and murder.« (Source: Revista Latina de Comunicació Social)


  1. Introducción (p. 854)
    1.1. Masculinidad: violencia, agresión y testosterona (p. 856)
  2. Metodología (p. 856)
  3. Estudio de caso: el hombre maltratador en el cine de Almodóvar (1980-2016) (p. 858)
  4. Resultados (p. 867)
  5. Conclusiones (p. 869)
  6. Nota (p. 871)
  7. Referencias bibliográficas (p. 871)

Translation: Caballero Gálvez, Antonio A., et al. »Violent and dangerous macho men: The figure of the male batterer in Almodóvar's cinema.« Revista Latina de Comunicació Social No. 71 (2016): 853-873. – Bibliographic Entry: Info

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