Ideologies of masculinity in women’s magazines: a critical stylistic approach

Coffey-Glover, L. ORCID: 0000-0002-4432-8177, 2015. Ideologies of masculinity in women’s magazines: a critical stylistic approach. Gender and Language, 9 (3), pp. 337-364. ISSN 1747–6321

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This article reports on an analysis of ideologies of masculinity in a corpus of women’s magazines from a (feminist) critical stylistic perspective. I identify four core themes of ideologies of masculinity produced via assumed and implied meanings. My discussion of these themes demonstrates how the texts’ constructions of masculinity ultimately uphold gender dichotomies, denying a performative understanding of ‘gender’ in a poststructuralist age. The ideologies discussed have potentially negative implications for female readers, because they serve to maintain notions of gender difference and uphold the power differential between women and men.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Gender and Language
Creators: Coffey-Glover, L.
Publisher: Equinox Publishing on behalf of the Gender and Language Association
Date: 1 December 2015
Volume: 9
Number: 3
ISSN: 1747–6321
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 13 Dec 2016 11:31
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:09

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