Posts Tagged ‘ masculinity ’

The New Hegemonic Hierarchy: Tracking (Men’s) Athletic Activity

January 29, 2016
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The New Hegemonic Hierarchy: Tracking (Men’s) Athletic Activity

Are networked fitness-tracking apps another tool to preserve male hegemony? Rebecca Feasey pokes at the latest trend in MAMIL (Middle-Aged Man In Lycra)–ian behavior.
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Call of Parental Duty: Advertising’s New Constructions of Video-Gaming Fathers

July 16, 2015
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Call of Parental Duty: Advertising’s New Constructions of Video-Gaming Fathers

Soldiers, survivors, 3 a.m. fathers—Anthony Smith looks at families in recent video-game advertising and finds a "gamer dad" who’s gamer first, dad a distant second (while gamer mom is first and always a mom).
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On Radio: Surprise! Radio Needs More Female Singers

February 18, 2015
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On Radio: Surprise! Radio Needs More Female Singers

Country radio programmers find themselves fighting back against the domination of “bro-country.” This battle, along with the forcing of Paramore's Grammy-winning Rock Song of the Year into the Pop format, further shows why music radio needs more female singers.
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Experts, Dads, and Technology: Gendered Talk About Online Music

February 6, 2015
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Experts, Dads, and Technology: Gendered Talk About Online Music

New experts are needed to find and listen to music online, and gender is key to what is considered expertise in the field of music and media technology.
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New York Film Festival 2014, Part Three: Men

October 7, 2014
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New York Film Festival 2014, Part Three: Men

In part three of the NYFF52 series, interesting masculinities are explored in Gabe Polsky's documentary Red Army, Mike Leigh’s biopic Mr. Turner, and Mathieu Amalric’s feature The Blue Room.
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Redefining the Performance of Masculinity at LeakyCon Portland

August 11, 2013
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Redefining the Performance of Masculinity at LeakyCon Portland

Part six of a seven-part series: LeakyCon’s space alters norms of masculine performance, creating a set of genderqueer performance aesthetics tailored to its fangirl attendees.
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Which Direction?: The Homoerotic Masculinities of the Modern Boy Band

April 20, 2012
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Which Direction?: The Homoerotic Masculinities of the Modern Boy Band

Whether you saw their performance on Saturday Night Live, heard the insanely catchy “What Makes You Beautiful” playing over a mall sound system, or just happen to know a 12-year-old girl, it’s possible you’ve already encountered One Direction, the first truly viable boy band of the current musical era.
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End of Men on US Television?

December 14, 2011
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End of Men on US Television?

Trend pieces positing a "mancession" on network television schedules this fall overestimated the phenomenon.
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Glee: The Countertenor and The Crooner

May 3, 2011
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Glee: The Countertenor and The Crooner

The popularity of Glee, and, in particular, these two singers, has made me think that American culture may finally be starting to break with the gender norms of male singing performance that have persisted for the last 80 years.
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Compulsory Masculinity on The Jersey Shore

February 26, 2011
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Compulsory Masculinity on <i>The Jersey Shore</i>

The oppression of women is a daily activity for the men of the Jersey Shore, but so is the production of male beauty and labor in the domestic sphere.
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The State of Reality TV: The Pain of Watching The Bachelor

February 2, 2011
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The State of Reality TV: The Pain of Watching The Bachelor

This season is painful to watch, but not in a fun, carnivalesque way. Rather, the pain seems to be much more serious and reveals the emotional trauma that we can experience when we blindly submit ourselves to normative ideas of patriarchy and the nuclear family.
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Back from the Brink: The Return of Don Draper

October 5, 2010
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Back from the Brink: The Return of Don Draper

In "Chinese Wall," barriers between personal and professional lives continue to erode, and Mad Men's men begin to wrestle with these costs.
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What’s Happening to Don Draper?: Mad Men and the Waning Value of Masculine Detachment

August 31, 2010
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What’s Happening to Don Draper?: <i>Mad Men</i> and the Waning Value of Masculine Detachment

Unlike any other episode to date, “Waldorf Stories” stresses the importance of masculine disengagement by creating a context in which this mode is no longer available to Don.
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In Praise of Dwangela

February 22, 2010
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In Praise of Dwangela

Where Pam and Jim (a couple whose sweetness is wonderfully conveyed by the fused appellation “Jam”) are associated with mild and often toothless critiques of the corporate regime, pulling pranks and expressing symbolic (and frequently non-verbal) opposition to or incredulity about the absurdities of corporate life, Dwangela perform a more substantive critical function.
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