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Hunks, Hotties, and Pretty Boys free pdf White, heterosexual, middle-class men have long served as the standard for masculine 'beauty', even if such men have refused to embrace this term. This study seeks to denaturalize this standard by exploring the connections between beauty and the broad spectrum of masculinities. The chapters included in "Hunks, Hotties, and Pretty Boys" contribute primarily to the field of gender studies, specifically masculinity studies. They consider twentieth-century representations of male beauty through a variety of mediums: performance, literature, art, photography, film and television. Although the contributors hail from both the humanities and the social sciences, all share a concern for how beauty informs, shapes, defines, and re-defines our understanding of masculinity itself.These scholars investigate a range of historical periods and draw from a broad scope of critical approaches. Some interrogate male beauty through the female gaze and look to the influence of female performance on notions of masculine beauty. Others examine how queer and racial constructions of male beauty refuse and offer alternatives to hegemonic models of identity. Another revisits previous philosophical and theoretical conceptions of beauty, only to deconstruct gendered conceptions of the beautiful and the sublime. In all, these essays complicate masculine beauty by examining Chicano, Asian, working class, and female constructions of male beauty in Western culture.

About Steven L. Davis

Maglina Lubovich teaches in the departments of English and Women's Studies at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She holds a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Steven Davis is currently completing his dissertation on pulp magazines in the literature department at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he specializes in twentieth-century American literature and gender studies.

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Author : Steven L. Davis
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Data Published : 01 December 2008
ISBN : 144380018X
EAN : 9781443800181
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 267 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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