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Contemporary Masculinity
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...masculinity is, according to some, in crisis and, to others, in a of redefinition and reformulation. The previous, or earlier, images of masculinity are somewhat outdated insofar as they placed tremendous emphasis upon the dominance of the male, the male as the breadwinner, the male as the unquestioned authority, and the male as the heterosexual. A critical and honest review of contemporary masculinity indicates that the male is no longer the primary breadwinner, is not necessarily heterosexual, is hardly the unquestioned authority and power-holder and is, within the context of Western societies, not necessarily dominant. It is, thus, that images of masculinity and the implications... Contemporary...
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Hegemonic Masculinity
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...Masculinity In the last decade, there has been an increased interest on the issues pertaining to men and boys. Publicly, therehave been social movements focussed on the reform or restoration of masculinity, such as the 'mythopoetic' movement, the Million Man March and the Promise Keepers (Messner 1997). In education, there has been much talk of boys' failure in school and the need for special education for boys (Connell 1996, Gilbert and Gilbert 1998). In health, there has been increased debates regarding men's health (Sabo and Gordon 1995, Schofield et al. 2000). A popular movement addresses men's problems in relationships, sexuality and identity (Connell, 2000). Ironically... Hegemonic...
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Teaching masculinity
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...masculinity and feminism profound in the growing years of girls and boys. This paper caters to the question of development of masculinity in young boys through the system of education, and discusses how the concept of gender shapes the existing pedagogy and the democracy of the country. Nature of masculinity The social position of women has been a debatable topic all around the world... . The topics on the system of education for girls, their social status and the availability of facilities for them have been put on the table. This issue has an obvious counterpart. If the system of relations is questioned form one side, the other side comes under focus automatically. The question could not...
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Female masculinity
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...masculinity tends to be received by both men and women as threatening. A tomboy that grows up to be a woman that likes men’s clothing, haircuts, or overly male behavior are labeled “butch” or “dyke”, despite the sexuality of the woman in question. Society seems to tell women they can be anything they want... The feminist’s movement has changed the way men and women view women. However according to Stephen Whitehead a true change will only occur when men change their way of thinking towards themselves. Men do not practice “self-reflexivity” towards themselves (Whitehead). Most men do not worry about how to be a man, or if they are fulfilling the obligations of a man. Women, on the other hand, worry...
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Thoreaus Masculinity
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...Masculinity In David Henry Thoreau's texts emerges a distinctly American masculinity in which the ideal man should embody the following ideals: self sufficiency, virtue, and oneness with nature. These three main characteristics can be seen promoted in multiple ways throughout his texts, which he very intuitively uses universal observations to sway readers to his point of view. In Thoreau's, Walden and other Writings, he addresses concepts like economy and a return to the wild. Through his connection, with nature he finds a clear path to universal truth. His works total over 20 volumes and include every topic from history, philosophy, ecology and environmentalism. He also served... ...
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Masculinity Studies
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...Masculinity Studies Michael S. Kimmel is an teacher, activist and sociologist who has received international recognition for his work on men and masculinity. He has written several books on masculinity, most of which have been very successful and has been supported by a large number of people. He is one of America’s most prolific scholars on masculinity. He has made a great contribution to the field of women’s studies. This paper includes discussions regarding historical background or circumstances that led him to become an activist, theoretical and ideological factors that Kimmel’s studies are based on, influential feminists, contributions that he has made to the society and the practical... ...
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Troubled masculinity
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...masculinity It would not be a mistake to suggest that living in the social environment should be regardedas an irreplaceable prerequisite for the development of the inner potential of a human being. Indeed, on in the presence of other people a considerable number of our characteristic features are able to emerge. However, one should keep in mind that society is made up of people who belong to two different genders. That is why it is quite obvious that they are likely to perceive any changes that happen in it from a completely different position. It often occurs that changes put at risk the frameworks that already existed. A good example is the interaction of a primitive society of the people...
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Distinct Varieties of Masculinity
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...MASCULINITY This essay discusses the distinct varieties of masculine, by looking into the following: introduction, explains the core issues; gender and feminist theories as discussed by scholars; the relation between men and women in gender studies; the influence of women studies (feminism) to matters related to men, masculinity, and male composition; the different factors comprising of masculinity; masculinity in relation to feminist, in terms of hoe masculine manifest on contrast to famine manifestation; argument and opinion on the distinct varieties of masculine, by concurring or differing with different scholars; the conclusion, entailing a summery outline of the main... ? DISTNICT VARIETIES OF...
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Masculinity Research Paper
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...Masculinity Introduction In the context of this paper, masculinity can be defined as the manifestation of a collection of qualities that depict characteristics of manliness and men. Many scholars have, however, argued that this definition is shallow, and have consequently used their literary works to bring a broader definition that is not only restricted to the anatomical characteristics of males but rather incorporates the view of manhood in the context of socio-cultural development. According to Gilmore, masculinity is not only all about the spontaneous biological maturation of males but can be seen as a set of challenges that boys often undergo as they grow to become adult members... ?Other (s)...
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Distinct varieties of masculinity
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...MASCULINITY Institution: Course: Tutor: Date: Abstract This essay discusses the distinct varieties of masculine, by looking into the following: introduction, explains the core issues; gender and feminist theories as discussed by scholars; the relation between men and women in gender studies; the influence of women studies (feminism) to matters related to men, masculinity, and male composition; the different factors comprising of masculinity... DISTNICT VARIETIES OF...
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Masculinity Representation in Films
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...Masculinity in Die Hard 2 of Representation of Masculinity in Die Hard 2 Topic 4: Drawing on your Mulvey and Neale readings, as well as Tasker’s discussion, analyse the representation of masculinity in one of the Die Hard films. How is the McClane character represented as a site of identification? As spectacle? The extant literature in the field of films incorporates gender studies that examine the representation of masculinity or the male action hero. From this stance, studies in the film field pay specific attention to the herculean physical performances and spectacular body appearances of starring characters such as John McLane in the Die Hard series (Carroll, 2003, p. 54... ? Representation of...
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Ernest Hemingway Failed masculinity
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...Masculinity From the short story The Battler by Hemingway a series of masculinity is expressed by the author. For example, Nick Adams is injured by his friend who eventually makes him lose a train back home. However, he meets Ad Francis who claims that he is a famous boxer. However, he possess very scaring physical characteristics in his body. Despite claiming that he was a great boxer and won so many titles he is beaten by another man and rendered unconscious by Bugs. This is an evidence of failed masculinity. Moreover, Nick feels so bad that he has been hit by his friend and now he has a black eye. This is also an evidence of failed masculinity. According to Soldier’s Home... Ernest Hemingway Failed...
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Colonialism Conceptualization of Masculinity
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...masculinity’ as the key to success. The paper will thus focus on how colonialism conceptualized masculinity and how imperial masculinity was constructed. It will also look at the reality of colonial man compared to image and the dangers posed to manhood... ? Topic: Lecturer: Presentation: Introduction Industrial revolution in Europe was the beginning of economic progress and associated benefits such as urbanization, population explosion and consequently technological progress. Economic prosperity in Europe meant that the European market was not sufficient for domestic products; new markets needed to be explored. There was also growth in industries and the main ones being cotton industries and labor was...
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Men and masculinity
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...Masculinity Instruction: Task: Introduction The domination of the male figure has been accentuated by the elements of masculinity that is prevalent in most men. This is meant to boost both ego and pride in terms of emulation and attainment of power (Alilunas, 2009). However, this trait has promoted the rot of female misuse and the promotion of violence in society. Thesis In as much as there is a lot of relevance in the relation between men and masculinity, it is also imperative to evaluate the issue of gender balance in the context of womanhood and its strengths in society (Lee, 2002). Rationale of Research This research project hopes to assess the relationship between men and masculinity... ?Men and...
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Men and Masculinity
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...Masculinity Men and Masculinity In as much as there is a lot of relevance in the relationship between men and masculinity, it is imperative to evaluate the issue in the context of gender balance. Masculinity may be described to be the aspect associated with how much benefit a well-built individual becomes to the society. It may not necessarily refer to male individuals only but also the female individuals (Lang, 2002). In most cases, masculinity is referred to with direction channeled towards men. The pivotal idea is the usefulness derived from masculinity compared to negative implications brought along with it. In this paper, there will be a critical analysis of the concept of masculinity... ? Men and...
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Men and masculinity
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...Masculinity Men and Masculinity Masculinity is described as a set of behaviours that most men are expected to uphold in the society. Masculinity is the possession of qualities and characteristics considered peculiar or typical to a man. The idea that masculinity is a product of socialisation or inborn factors has been subject to debate. Some argue that masculinity is a biological and inherent characteristic normally indicated by the presence of male sexual organs. Other people posit that while masculinity may be a product of biological configuration caused by natural factors, it is shaped by cultural and social constructs. This implies that masculinity is not limited to men. Therefore... ? Men and...
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Middle Class Masculinity
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...masculinity was used abundantly in most of the Victorian novels to accentuate the effect of the novel and to contrast with the still delicate feminity of the time. Also it was depicting the reality of the then British society, without exaggerating it. Anything else would have been unreal and unwelcome to readers, as it simply did not exist during that time, in spite of having the long reign of a highly popular Queen. The literature and culture of Victorian Britain was entirely different from what we see it today. Times, no doubt, were definitely changing, and society was not as conventional as it used to be in 18th century. But the metamorphosis was taking place at a very slow, almost... 140663 Middle...
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Masculinity in Film
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...Masculinity in Film The complex of masculinity in Western culture represents a conflict that has been underlying within the American media for centuries. For my essay I will mainly focus on the films American Beauty and Fight Club. I have chosen to do so as I found it interesting how both films use a similar approach to representing masculinity. No two films better address the diverse aspects of the manhood controversy than American Beauty and Fight Club. These two films tackle the issue of masculinity in a brutally truthful way. Problems confronting the middle age man in America, aspects of homophobia and inadequacy...
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Hegemonic Femininity and Masculinity
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...Masculinity Introduction Sexuality has often beguiled people’s mind and is considered as an interesting topic of discussionbecause everyone has their own sexuality. As the years progressed, scholars noticed the emergence of another aspect of analyzing sexuality that is not based solely on the two sides of the coin. There is what we call hegemonic femininity and masculinity. These two hegemonies are very important in our understanding of the totality of people’s sexuality and the issues that accompany it. This essay discusses the concept of hegemonic femininity and masculinity, its effects, and corresponding issues. The Concept of Hegemonic Femininity and Masculinity... In tackling the concept...
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Contemporary Masculinity Coursework
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...Masculinity _____________________________ Name of Candidate ___________________________ Date of Submission A Dissertation submitted to the University of ___________________________ In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of _______________. Table of...
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War trauma and masculinity
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...masculinity War is an important issue in terms of literature since many having undergone armored conflicts create theirliterary reflection by interweaving their own experiences with their ingenious imagination. Literature knows a number of different war stories, which highlight a number of post-war problems - either personal or social. In the present essay the author intends to analyze two stories - E. Hemingway's 'Soldier's home' and 'Maus' by Art Spiegelman - in terms of the influence of war trauma on protagonist's masculinity. According to the related primary and secondary sources, 'post-war' personal changes have two directions, which are arguable and controversial: 1... )...
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Masculinity Exhibited in Advertisements
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...Masculinity Exhibited in Advertisements INTRODUCTION: A man could not be sold to a man. But the womanliness in man can be sold to a man. The ad world has caught hold of this connotation in which they employ to promote sales of the sponsored products generally of male use through this technique. Even the reflection of lesbian and gay culture in advertisements are just the fall out of cultural implication on advertisements. Globalisation although has its apparent impact on the market economy, in fact has affected the socio-cultural facets of contemporary societies. (Suarez-Orozco & Qin- Hilliard, 2004). Promotion through advertisements is the best tool, which marketing...
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Masculinity and Fight Club
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...Masculinity and Fight Club Masculinity and Fight Club Inserts His/Her Inserts Grade Customer Inserts Tutor's Name 30 July 2009 Abstract The novel Fight Club describes the role and importance of the American culture in life of ordinary citizens and their life struggle. Focusing on questions of individual rights and "sexual liberation," and taking the autonomous, liberal subject for granted, it is realistic in its thrust and, to that extent, is clearly an extension of the social politics of the 1990s. Like so much new social discourse, it is caught in the impossible space between asserting social determinism on the one hand, and claiming individual autonomy and free will on the other... Running Head:...
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Masculinity and Fight Club
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...Masculinity and Fight Club Masculinity and Fight Club Inserts His/Her Inserts Grade Inserts ’s Name 30 July 2009 Abstract The novel Fight Club describes the role and importance of the American culture in life of ordinary citizens and their life struggle. Focusing on questions of individual rights and “sexual liberation,” and taking the autonomous, liberal subject for granted, it is realistic in its thrust and, to that extent, is clearly an extension of the social politics of the 1990s. Like so much new social discourse, it is caught in the impossible space between asserting social determinism on the one hand, and claiming individual autonomy and free will on the other. Palahniuk... Running Head:...
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Steroids and Masculinity
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...Masculinity We live in a competitive world. Rightly put forth by Darwin, “survival of the fittest” theory stands true even today. Mentally and physically fit people find ways to fight the obstacles in their path. It cannot be assured that all people are honest to the system and simultaneously true to themselves. Here comes the question of ethics. The ways they implement to survive in the competitive world aren’t always ethically correct. This lands them in a pool of “temporary success and satisfaction”. One of the popular ways to achieve fitness is to consume steroids. Steroids are chemical substances which induce changes in hormonal secretions. They are naturally occurring or synthetic... Steroids and...
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Masculinity in commercials
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...Masculinity in Commercials Introduction Behavior variation in gender issues has been in place since the prehistoric times. Such behaviors are shaped by a lot of factors. The factors have shaped the traits men have while conducting business, movies and at times in sports. This paper discusses how sports, wealth and movies make some male traits be admired. Sociologists propose that most of the differences in gender in terms of physical aggression may be rooted in the evolutionary processes. However; these may not be the case. Most movies illustrate that men with a lot of wealth are greatly admired many people in the society (Valentine, 2011). This also associates they power within the society... ?...
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Kimberly Hutchings: Masculinity and War
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...Masculinity and War The feminist movement’s primary concern is to transform societal practices that undermine women participation in social activities. The specific methods of this activism have taken on a variety of forms throughout the various feminist movements. While early in the struggle proto-feminists such as Virginia Woolf merely sought to bring attention to the plight of women, as the movement evolved more specific methods evolved along with it. Writer’s such as Simone de Beauvoir introduced the notion of objectification and worked towards deconstructing many of the tacit social narratives that were believed to have come to oppress women. Beauvoir’s perspectives were... Kimberly Hutchings:...
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Film Les Miserables and Masculinity
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...Masculinity Introduction This paper is a literary film analysis. It presents the film Les Miserables,a musical adaptation of a literary masterpiece by Victor Hugo. This paper is written for the purpose of analyzing the film from the basis of relevant studies on the male gender or masculinity. Therefore, this paper is not a film review, but a technical research paper. It is however, not a full thesis or complete research study, but general thoughts on masculinity with a general aim of understanding it better. The paper uses scholarly ideas or theories and relates these to the selected movie in order to draw new insights on masculinity. The chosen theme... ?Literary Film Analysis Film Les Miserables and...
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Masculinity in Fashion Ads/Campaigns
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...Masculinity in Fashion Ads/Campaigns Masculinity in is a critical factor in the contemporary fashion industry. Factors influencing masculinity are diverse and dynamic, but the common denominator is that masculinity plays an important role in influencing fashion ads and campaigns. It is vital to point out that masculinity exhibits both positive and negative aspects. While positive aspects promote the practice of masculinity, the negativity therein proves problematic in one way or another. In order to understand how masculinity fits into fashion ads and campaigns as well as the underlying problematic factor, it is important to consider an influential factor or figure in the societal context... ...
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Managing masculinity/mismanaging the corporation
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...Masculinity/ Mismanaging the corporation What is the article about? The research analysis that led to the writing of this article was stimulated by reflections on the global financial crisis of 2008 and the exposure of earlier financial and other scandals and crises in corporate capitalism. The article seeks to fulfill the lacuna in literature not as a way of displacing other forms of analysis but complementing them. This article explains the link between managing masculinity and mismanaging the corporation leading to government bailouts for banks and a near collapse of western economies. The article further examines the crisis Sweden, the UK and the US largely through media documents... Mismanaging...
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Masculinity and sexuality in highschool
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...Masculinity and Sexuality in High School An effeminate boy Ricky was treated more harshlythan masculine girls Jessie and Rachel because being gay is considered more insane than being lesbians in this day and age. This is indeed maltreatment of sorts because it does not serve the purpose of being equal with everyone. There is a sense of comprehension attached with this principle that justifies how inadequately this subject has been treated in the yesteryears and even in the present days. The differential treatment says much about the gender and sexuality divides because it essentially pinpoints the basis of negativity which exists across the board within the society. It emphasizes a great... ID Lecturer...
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Masculinity, Mateship and Men's Lives
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...Masculinity, Mateship and Men’s Lives 24th Oct There has been a rise in the masculinity crisis over the years. This has really destroyed the foundational teachings of sound doctrines and the protection of the man society from engaging in dilemmatic options mostly in the course of exercising freedom and democracy. Body image has been an issue mostly affecting girls and therefore it has to be addressed to the boy child so as to develop self esteem in them especially of the physical self. It is important at this pointy to note that maleness and masculinity are different (Cohan & Hark 1993). While maleness refers to the biological aspect, masculine refers to the fullest will of a man to live... ...
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Option 2: Violence and Masculinity
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...Masculinity: Fight Club. Introduction. The debut novel Fight Club (Palahniuk, 1996) relates the experiences of a man who starts out suffering from insomnia and sets out on a long journey of self-discovery as he tries to come to terms with this devastating affliction. At first the reader is drawn along by the convincing and at times very dramatic dialog but over the course of the novel a very interesting dynamic develops between the narrator and character known as Tyler. Nothing is quite what it seems, and the gradual drift of the main character into a nightmare of violence and strange mental states makes for very gripping, and at times disturbing reading. One of the key points... ...
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Brokeback Mountain: Masculinity and Homosexuality
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...Masculinity and Homosexuality Brokeback Mountain became a national portrait, a universe in whichindividuals feted, exploded, lamented and got concern even before its publication as a film in 2005. The achievement of Brokeback shows the determination to ordinary homosexuality in the American media, not so much from the point of honorable or virtuous authoritative, but from the point of business. Brokeback seems to consistute a much more fruitful step in the advanced incorporation of homosexuality into prevalent film that started with the 1982 film, a development that involves films such as the birdcage (Dollimore 85). Just as natural surroundings controls the farmstead... because the ordinary...
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The cold War and Masculinity
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...Masculinity and the Cold War War is a horrible thing, and that goes without any doubt; however, the menace of war can provide an even greater source of disturbance. The invisible enemy is always more intimidating than the enemy which we can see. The world after Second World War was caught in a vicious cycle of nuclear warhead piling with the two super powers being engaged in cold war for almost 50 years. The cold war was characterized by a palpable fear that a nuclear attack might wipe out the whole country, or even the whole world. Some people were actually fearful that the communists might have something which was referred to as a device capable of extinguishing life on earth... Research Writing...
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Greer's observation of masculinity run riot
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...Masculinity Run Riot” It is agreeable to a significant measure that Greer’s sentiments on masculinity perceptions and apparent interpretations that the society makes of males is credible. The most agreeable part that particularly stands out coherently with the actual conditioning that the human society has had for ages is the psychological attention that the boy child gets from the mother. Perhaps the most critical stage at which the wrong masculinity thoughts are implanted into the brains of men is at the infancy stage where breastfeeding patterns are reportedly different between the girl and boy child. According to Greer (894), research conducted by Skuse found out... that different...
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Sex roles and body shape/ masculinity, femininity
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...Masculinity and Femininity (Section) Due) The body of historical research projects conducted has shown muscularity as being proportional to masculinity. Furthermore, the sex roles and body shapes are tentatively viewed in relation to masculinity and femininity. In addition, the previous research has shown that stereotypical sex roles exhibit connections between personality traits. The focal aim of the research presented herein is to determine the relationship existing between sex roles and body shapes corresponding to femininity and masculinity. In the establishment of this relationship, the first section will describe the 2 research tools to be utilized... . These are the Bem sex role...
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Masculinity in sport presented by contemporary media
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...Masculinity in Sport Presented by Contemporary Media Contents Sr. # Topic Pg. # I. INTRODUCTION 3 1. Brief Background of the Study 6 2. Research Problem 7 1.3. Research Objectives 8 1.4. Research Hypothesis 8 II. LITERATURE REVIEW 9 III. CHAPTERS 14 1. Power Play: Dynamics of Hegemonic Masculinity in Sports 15 1.1. Male Athleticism and the Contemporary Media 18 2. Positive and Negative Consequences of Sports and the Role of Mass Media 22 3. Masculinity, Sports and the Media: Global Perspectives 26 3.1. The Globalisation of Sports 30 References 32 Appendices 35 I. Introduction “The only trophy we won this day, was the blood and sweat we...
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Representation of Masculinity in Die Hard 2
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...Masculinity in Die Hard 2 The extant literature that we learn from this field of film incorporates gender studies that examine the representation of masculinity or the male action hero. At this stance, studies of film field pay specific attention to the herculean physical performances and spectacular body appearances of the starring characters such as John McLane in his Die Hard Series (Caroll 2003: 54). And yet, at some times when these action heroes start going back to the action roles that brought them into limelight, in some instances, several years down the line, scholars extent their ignorance and overlook the fundamental divinity of age as they discuss hard bodies... of these hegemonic...
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Masculinity and Stardom in Contemporary Society
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...Masculinity and Stardom in Contemporary Society Case Study: Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury Introduction Stardom and celebrity status are individual spaces that operate within the public sphere. This public sphere is made up of a variety of perspectives which in turn generates an influence on the social and cultural sphere within which celebrities lead their lives. Masculinity and related factors are one such aspect of the perception of stardom in contemporary society. This dissertation seeks to examine the unconventional masculinity that came as an outcome of the way Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury led their lives. This dissertation deals with the socio cultural nexus between... Examination of...
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The Grand Tour and British Masculinity
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...MASCULINITY The Grand Tour and British Masculinity The historical study of masculinity is one of the interesting topics that begun in the 18th century where many wealthy British men could travel to various continents to explore and get further education. The majority of them were studying architecture, music and art that the tour helped them gain a lot in their areas of specialization. The eighteenth century was termed as a real of unparalleled economic growth, cultural ferment, as well as imperial expansion of the European nations. However, it was surrounded by many fears because of the wars, and many people lived in fear of the uncertainty of the Catholicism invasion... THE GRAND TOUR AND BRITISH...
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Traditional masculinity and femininity in family system
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...masculinity and femininity According to the Chinese the ideal man is supposed to be masculine but not to a point of being barbaric as they perceived westerners up until recently. Westerners on the other hand considered Chinese men to be feminine and somewhat sexless. The concept of femininity or masculinity in china was almost always tied to cultural and economic development across the various regions and also across the different periods. From the traditional image of the bearded warrior and martial arts expert the image steadily changed into that of a more docile scholar as the accepted man figure (Zhongshu et al, 233). The Chinese mainly believed in two life forces... that are: the...
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Hollywood Masculinity in the Reagan Era
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...masculine both at home and at the office. Also, Reagan’s political messages became more gendered. After the Vietnam War, the American society seemed to have become effeminate. Reagan ideology attempted to restore the lost sense of masculinity. Moreover, the restoration of masculinity seems to be limited to white men. Black men have not been an active part of this hard body movement. However, there are some exceptions. In the movies of the Reagan... ? Visual Arts and Film Studies By Due The Reagan era is often regarded as the era of bodies. The image followed after Ronald Reagan himself who was a healthy specimen of a human being who is not affected by the rigors of disease or aging. The impact of this...
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Masculinity and Femininity in Human Culture
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...Masculinity and Femininity 6 April, 2006 Out of the recognition that women lacked the opportunity and power otherwise enjoyed by men, the feminist movement saw its rebirth some 30 years ago. In the process the traditional roles of men, to some extent saw substantial alterations as well. Male bonding retreats and books on male psychology cramped book stalls with men started claiming that women's criticism of their shortcomings as husbands, fathers and lovers started the confusion over what it means to be the man of today. It is quite fashionable to describe the feminine and masculine principles on separate ends of the continuum and to suggest to extreme differences exist... YM Leyson For: Unidentified...
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Slim's Table: Race, Respectability, and Masculinity
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...Masculinity Introduction If one takes a close look at the society, one can not help noticing that it should be named among the irreplaceable prerequisites for the development of the inner potential of a human being. Nevertheless, it must be noted that there are might be situations when the social environment is not the best possible platform for one’s personal evolution. This might be conditioned by different factors: a person may belong to a racial or ethnic minority; one might adhere to values that are regarded as out dated; the list can almost be endless. The purpose of this essay is to show how Duneier was able to depict the day Black urban males deal... Slim's Table: Race, Respectability, and...
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Gender and Sexual Studies - Female Masculinity
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...masculine or feminine. It is demonstrated by our modes of talk, dress, or manner styles that define difference between the two. Its meaning varies from one society to another depending on the values, customs and beliefs held by the particular society. This paper examines the role played by the society through its basic institutions to bring distinction between femininity and masculinity. More emphasis is laid on the impact of culture on femininity together with its effect on all aspects of growth and development. The issue of masculinity brings out notions of power, privilege and legitimacy. It symbolizes the power of state... Introduction Gender is an outward expression of what the society considers...
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Marginalized Masculinity in the Snatch Movie
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...Masculinity in the Snatch Movie Thesis: This article primarily explains how the marginalized characters in the movie, Snatch, find their survival tactics in London. These characters include the Blacks (the thieves), Poor (Turkish and Tommy), Jewish (the diamond dealers/jewellers), American (Cousin Avi) and Pikies (the Gypsies, primarily represented by Mickey). Additionally, the paper discloses the implications of these characters’ treatments while in London and discusses an overall view of these characters’ situational experiences. Snatch is a fast-paced accomplishment movie directed by Guy Ritchie. This film’s storyline and continuity revolve around a robbery of a huge piece... in this...
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The Concept of Masculinity in Things Fall Apart
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...Masculinity in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Chinua Achebe’s novel, Things Fall Apart, is a depiction of the Igbo society of Nigeria in the 1980s in the onset of mission work and colonialism. In effect, Achebe’s work represents a collision between the traditional and cultural beliefs of the Igbo with the civilization of the colonial government from the west. The novel centers on Okonkwo, a physically powerful man whose inevitable death overshadows his rise to power, prestige, and fortune. In this regard, Achebe’s novel attributes Okonkwo’s downfall to his fascination with masculinity, rather than colonization. In effect, this fascination with masculinity becomes Okonkwo’s main... The concept of...
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Representation of New Zealand masculinity in beer advertising
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...masculinity. New Zealand culture is saturated with interest in the nature of masculinity. The tradition about New Zealand manhood was shaped by writers and media has been quick to capture and translate them into advertisements. Their ideas are rich with images of masculinity. Why has masculinity been given so much importance in New Zealand and how has the media used this to promote beer campaigns in New Zealand? During peace times rugby was one of the sporting events in which the Kiwis took pride. Rugby gave a feeling of masculinity and enhanced manhood to the Kiwis in the early years. When Edmund Hillary along... with tensing reached the world’s highest peak, it was taken as an...
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The Concept of Masculinity in Things Fall Apart
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...Masculinity in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Chinua Achebe’s novel, Things Fall Apart, is a depiction of the Igbo society of Nigeria in the 1980s in the onset of mission work and colonialism. In effect, Achebe’s work represents a collision between the traditional and cultural beliefs of the Igbo with the civilization of the colonial government from the west. The novel centers on Okonkwo, a physically powerful man whose inevitable death overshadows his rise to power, prestige, and fortune. In this regard, Achebe’s novel attributes Okonkwo’s downfall to his fascination with masculinity, rather than colonization. In effect, this fascination with masculinity becomes Okonkwo’s main... The concept of...
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