Male Impersonators: Gay Men Performing Masculinity

Male Impersonators: Gay Men Performing Masculinity

by Mark Simpson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415909910

ISBN-13: 9780415909914

Pub. Date: 03/28/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In Male Impersonators, Mark Simpson explores the range of male life and masculinity, posing witty and important questions about bodybuilding, tattoos, pornography, cruising, advertising, and team sports. Simpson looks at how gay men appropriate the skinhead phenomenon and why; how Marky Mark exploits the hustler mystique and what it says to gay and

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In Male Impersonators, Mark Simpson explores the range of male life and masculinity, posing witty and important questions about bodybuilding, tattoos, pornography, cruising, advertising, and team sports. Simpson looks at how gay men appropriate the skinhead phenomenon and why; how Marky Mark exploits the hustler mystique and what it says to gay and straight men; how the Men's movement is being sought out by men—straight or gay—who feel alienated from a macho culture, and compares the participation and reactions of men to various "manly pursuits." Throughout, Male Impersonators examines the roles of homoeroticism and narcissism in the male world, and the performativity of masculinity itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415909914
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1994
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
1Introduction1
2Big Tits!: Masochism and transformation in bodybuilding21
3Sex Hunters: The 'homosexual' male heterosexual economy45
4Active Sports: The anus and its goal-posts69
5Narcissus Goes Shopping: Homoeroticism and narcissism in men's advertising94
6A World of Penises: Gay videoporn131
7Marky Mark and the Hunky Bunch: The hustler syndrome150
8A Crying Shame: Transvestism and misogyny in The Crying Game164
9Dragging It Up and Down: The glamorized male body177
10Rock and Revolution: Business as usual?197
11Don't Die on Me, Buddy: Homoeroticism and masochism in war movies212
12Top Man: Tom Cruise and the narcissistic male hero229
13Iron Clint: Queer weddings in Robert Bly's Iron John and Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven253
14Popular Men: Manly v. unmanly266
Index282

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