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The condom, gender and sexual difference

Nicole Vitellone

in Object Matters: Condoms, Adolescence and Time

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075681
eISBN:
9781781700877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075681.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 showed how theories of porn have inadvertently naturalised the male body and heterosexuality as primary and authentic. This chapter shows how, in the context of AIDS, sociologists and ... More


Masculinity and the Absent Presence of the Male Body

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the very different status and function of the body in the construction of masculinity. It is suggested that it is precisely the absence of the sexualised male body that not only ... More


The Indian Male Body and the Heroic Ideal: Tecumseh and the Indians of Parkman and Cooper

Chad A. Barbour

in From Daniel Boone to Captain America: Playing Indian in American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496806840
eISBN:
9781496806888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806840.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Chapter one examines the existence of the Indian male body as an object of admiration and repulsion. On one hand, the Indian male body is glamorized as a specimen of Classical beauty, an ideal of ... More


“I am King”: Hip-Hop Culture, Fashion Advertising, and the Black Male Body

in Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226253022
eISBN:
9780226253053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253053.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates how the black male body becomes the iconic figure for a consumer culture rooted in urban music, black masculine aesthetics, and nationalism. The successes of hip-hop moguls ... More


Socialist Construction, the Luftmentsh, and the New Jew

in Music from a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774437
eISBN:
9780804779043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774437.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Using the concept of gender, masculinity, and the body, this chapter explores how Jewish literature imagines a new political order in the Soviet Union. The reconstruction of the Jewish male body is ... More


Slashing the Borg: Resistance Is Fertile

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on what media theorists call “textual poaching,” the guerrilla semiotics in which consumers-turned-producers perversely rework popular fictions. Henry Jenkins, a scholar of fan ... More


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