'It's a metrosexual thing': a discourse analytical examination of masculinities

Hall, M., 2014. 'It's a metrosexual thing': a discourse analytical examination of masculinities. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.


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The recent critical focus on men and masculinities purports challenges to the dominance of ‘hegemonic’ or idealised dominant masculine scripts (Connell, 1995). Men’s increasing consumption of image enhancement products and especially facial cosmetics – aspects of so-called ‘metrosexuality’ (Simpson, 1994, 2002) – constitute one such example. Scholars have predominately examined ‘metrosexuality’ from sociological perspectives (Carniel, 2009; Coad, 2008; Miller, 2008) arguing it challenges gender and sexuality through an interest in feminised practices, but also by unhinging it from gender and sexuality as an asexual personal aesthetic lifestyle. Given that we know little of how self-identifying ‘metrosexuals’ define, construct and negotiate their identity in relation to other gender and sexual identities, these absences underpin this thesis. The wealth of Internet computer-mediated forms of communications provide fruitful datasets as newly forming identities like ‘metrosexual’ are arguably more easily claimed online in the absence of face-to-face interaction.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Hall, M.
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University
Place of Publication: Nottingham
Date: 2014
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Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:35
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2015 12:35
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/275

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