Metrosexual Masculinities

Metrosexual Masculinities

by M. Hall

Paperback(1st ed. 2015)

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Modern men the world over are becoming increasingly fascinated with their image, spending more of their disposable income on beautification products and services. This book examines 'metrosexuality', highlighting the negotiation and construction of masculinities and sexualities in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349487448
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Matthew Hall is a social psychologist and qualitative researcher based at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He has published papers on men, masculinities and men's health. In particular he is interested in understanding how men negotiate masculinities in non-typical gender practices and environments. He is also interested in the construction of new, mediated and cyberspace identities; gender and sexuality discourses in the media; embodiment and body image; conversation and social interaction. He has authored book chapters on masculinities in online settings and is currently co-authoring a book about revenge pornography.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Metrosexual Masculinities through the Lens of Discursive Approaches 2. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Trends in Men's Image-conscious Practices 3. Body Image: I Can Work With That 4. Masculinities: Before and After 5. I Cyber Surf Therefore I Am 6. Square Peg in a Round Hole: Locating Metrosexuality 7. Who am I?: Mapping Boundaries 8. It's For Serious Men: Manscaping 9. It's What Women Want: Groin Shaving 10. Look More Chiselled: Masculinity and Cosmetics 11. The Final Frontier: Endorsing Cosmetics 12. What does it All Mean?

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