WorldCat Identities

Keith, Thomas 1958-

Works: 8 works in 47 publications in 1 language and 2,126 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Editor, Author, Producer, Author of screenplay, Film editor, Other
Classifications: HQ1233, 305.42
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas Keith
Generation M : misogyny in media and culture( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite the achievements of the women's movement over the past four decades, misogyny remains a persistent force in American culture. In this ... documentary, Thomas Keith, Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Long Beach, looks specifically at misogyny and sexism in mainstream American media, exploring how negative definitions of femininity and hateful attitudes toward women get constructed and perpetuated at the very heart of our popular culture. The film tracks the destructive dynamics of misogyny across a broad and disturbing range of media phenomena: including the hyper-sexualization of commercial products aimed at girls, the explosion of violence in video games aimed at boys, the near-hysterical sexist rants of hip-hop artists and talk radio shock jocks, and the harsh, patronizing caricatures of femininity and feminism that reverberate throughout the mainstream of American popular culture. Along the way, Generation M forces us to confront the dangerous real-life consequences of misogyny in all of its forms--making a compelling case that when we devalue more than half the population based on gender, we harm boys and men as well as women and girls"--Container
The Bro Code : How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmmaker Thomas Keith takes aim at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Keith breaks down a range of contemporary media forms, zeroing in on movies and music videos that glamorize womanizing, pornography that trades in the brutalization of women, comedians who make fun of sexual assault, and a groundswell of men's magazines and cable TV shows that revel in old-school myths of American manhood. Even as epidemic levels of men's violence against women persist in the real world, the message Keith uncovers in virtually every corner of our entertainment culture is clear: It's not only normal -- but cool -- for boys and men to control and humiliate women. Arguing that there's nothing normal, natural, or inevitable about this mentality, The Bro Code challenges young people, young men and women alike, to step up and fight back against the idea that being a real man means being sexist"--Publisher's website
The empathy gap : masculinity and the courage to change( Visual )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American culture bombards young men with sexist and misogynistic messages. In The Empathy Gap, he looks more closely at the ways these messages short-circuit men's ability to empathize with women, respect them as equals, and take feminism seriously. Keith begins by exploring the main lessons about manhood that boys absorb from the culture - that they should be aggressive, acquire material wealth, suppress all emotion except anger, and sexually objectify women - then shows how these messages undercut men's innate capacity for caring and empathy. Along the way, he draws fascinating parallels between sexism and racism, spelling out how each is rooted in cultural norms that discourage empathy, and shows how men who break with these norms live happier and healthier lives. Featuring Jennifer Siebel-Newsom, Tony Porter, Michael Messner, Derrick Jensen, Kevin Powell, J.W. Wiley, Tayo Banjo, Charlotte Watson, Eddie Moore Jr., C.J. Pascoe, Julia T. Wood, Greg Kamansky, Gwendolyn Dolske, Linda LeMoncheck, and Roman Krznaric
Masculinities in contemporary American culture : an intersectional approach to the complexities and challenges of male identity by Thomas Keith( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture" offers readers a multidisciplinary, intersectional overview of masculinity studies that includes both theoretical and applied lenses. Keith combines current research with historical perspectives to demonstrate the contexts in which masculine identities have come evolved. With an emphasis on popular culture -- particularly film, TV, video games, and music -- this text invites students to examine their gendered sensibilities and discuss the ways in which different forms of media appeal to toxic masculinity. -- From product description
One-act plays by Tennessee Williams( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2020 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written between 1934 and 1980, the plays of the very young writer, then of the successful Tennessee Williams, and finally of the troubled man of the 1970s, this volume offers a panoramic yet detailed view of the themes, demons, and wit of this iconic playwright. This collection gathers some of Williams's most exuberant early work and includes one-acts that he would later expand to powerful full-length dramas: 'The Pretty Trap, ' a cheerful take on The Glass Menagerie, and 'Interior: Panic, ' a precursor to A Streetcar Named Desire.--Publisher information, and cover
Love, Christopher Street : reflections of New York City( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Representing some of the most talented and diverse voices in the LGBT community, these 26 pieces contain revealing, intense, profound, funny, personal, and queer reflections that span forty years of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender life in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, and combine to create a love letter to New York City."--Page 4 of cover
BRO CODE : the fallout of raising boys to objectify and subordinate women by Thomas Keith( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.24 for The Bro Co ... to 0.84 for BRO CODE : ...)

Alternative Names
Keith, Tom, 1958-

English (45)