NEAL M. KING

Neal M. King

Professor

Office

642 McBryde Hall 
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

(540) 231-8174

Email

nmking@vt.edu

Department Membership

Sociology

Expertise

  • Violence in popular film
  • Masculinity
  • Inequality (age, gender)

Professional Activities

  • Department Graduate Committee (chair)
  • IT Committee, GSA (past chair)

Education

  • Ph.D. UC Santa Barbara

Selected Publications

Books

Gender in Film and Video. New York: Routledge, 2019.

The Passion of the Christ. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

Heroes in Hard Times: Cop Action Movies in the U.S. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1999.

Edited Books

Reel Knockouts: Violent Women in the Movies. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2001. Co-edited with Martha McCaughey.

Articles

King, Neal and Toni Calasanti. 2013. “Men’s aging amidst intersecting relations of inequality.” Sociology Compass 7:699–710.

King, Neal. 2013. “Calling Dirty Harry a liar: A critique of displacement theories of popular criminology.” New Review of Film and Television Studies 11:171-190.

King, Neal and Toni M. Calasanti. 2009. “Ageing agents: Social gerontologists’ imputations to old people.” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 29:38-48.

King, Neal. 2008. “Generic womanhood: Gendered depictions in cop action cinema.” Gender & Society 22:238-260.

Additional Information

Current Projects

  • Production of violent film genres

                - feminism in mean girl movies

                - history of cop action movies

  • Men's occupational aging

                - masculinity as culture

                - class differences in men's occupational ageing

  • Age relations as social inequality

                - doing age: age as interactional accomplishment

                - knowing old: epistemology of age relations