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Fashion and masculinities in popular culture

By: Contributor(s): Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media StudiesPublisher: London : Routledge, [2017]Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Routledge, 2017Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (viii, 185 pages) : illustrations, portraitsISBN:
  • 9781138658684
  • 9781315620657
  • 1315620650
  • 9781317217602
Subject(s): Genre/Form: LOC classification:
  • CB430 .G4 2017eb
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Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1. Vampire Dandies -- The Dandy -- The `Crisis' of Masculinity -- Metrosexuality and the Cult of Self -- The Vampire of Capital and Commodity -- Queer Vampire Masculinities -- 2. Playboys -- Commodified Masculinities -- On the Virtues of Bachelorhood -- The Bachelor Pad, or the Sexual Lair -- James Bond 007 -- Fashioning 007 -- 3. Hipsters -- The White Negro -- Hipster vs. Beatnik -- Hipster Style -- 4. Sailors -- Men in Uniform -- The Seepage of Sailor into Life and Lore -- Sailors Big and Small -- Disciplined but Naughty Boys -- Bell Bottoms and Fly Fronts -- Sailor Chic: From Boardwalk to Catwalk -- 5. Cowboys and Bushmen -- Unknown Frontiers -- Celluloid Cowboys -- The Australian Bushman -- Bush Wear for Bushmen -- 6. Leather Men -- Reel Men -- The Black Leather Motorcycle Jacket -- Leathermen -- Men of Rock -- Greasers and Punks -- 7. Superheroes -- The Origin Stories -- Masked Masculinity and the Phallic Hero.
Note continued: The Costume, or the Superhero's Struggle with Fashion -- The Fabric of Superheroes -- Everyone's a Superhero: Role-Play and Cosplay -- Who Does Batman Bat For? -- 8. Gangstas -- `Ghettocentricity' and Street Cred -- Early Gangstas Style: Pachucos and the Zoot Suit -- Leave Political Correctness at the Door: Gangsta's Paradise -- The Tyranny of Masculinity -- White Gangstas.
Summary: "Popular culture in the latter half of the twentieth century precipitated a decisive change in style and body image. Postwar film, television, radio shows, pulp fiction and comics placed heroic types firmly within public consciousness. This book concentrates on these heroic male types as they have evolved from the postwar era and their relationship to fashion to the present day. As well as demonstrating the role of male icons in contemporary society, this book's originality also lies in showing the many gender slippages that these icons help to effect or expose. It is by exploring the somewhat inviolate types accorded to contemporary masculinity that we see the very fragility of a stable or rounded male identity."--Provided by publisher
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: 1. Vampire Dandies -- The Dandy -- The `Crisis' of Masculinity -- Metrosexuality and the Cult of Self -- The Vampire of Capital and Commodity -- Queer Vampire Masculinities -- 2. Playboys -- Commodified Masculinities -- On the Virtues of Bachelorhood -- The Bachelor Pad, or the Sexual Lair -- James Bond 007 -- Fashioning 007 -- 3. Hipsters -- The White Negro -- Hipster vs. Beatnik -- Hipster Style -- 4. Sailors -- Men in Uniform -- The Seepage of Sailor into Life and Lore -- Sailors Big and Small -- Disciplined but Naughty Boys -- Bell Bottoms and Fly Fronts -- Sailor Chic: From Boardwalk to Catwalk -- 5. Cowboys and Bushmen -- Unknown Frontiers -- Celluloid Cowboys -- The Australian Bushman -- Bush Wear for Bushmen -- 6. Leather Men -- Reel Men -- The Black Leather Motorcycle Jacket -- Leathermen -- Men of Rock -- Greasers and Punks -- 7. Superheroes -- The Origin Stories -- Masked Masculinity and the Phallic Hero.

Note continued: The Costume, or the Superhero's Struggle with Fashion -- The Fabric of Superheroes -- Everyone's a Superhero: Role-Play and Cosplay -- Who Does Batman Bat For? -- 8. Gangstas -- `Ghettocentricity' and Street Cred -- Early Gangstas Style: Pachucos and the Zoot Suit -- Leave Political Correctness at the Door: Gangsta's Paradise -- The Tyranny of Masculinity -- White Gangstas.

"Popular culture in the latter half of the twentieth century precipitated a decisive change in style and body image. Postwar film, television, radio shows, pulp fiction and comics placed heroic types firmly within public consciousness. This book concentrates on these heroic male types as they have evolved from the postwar era and their relationship to fashion to the present day. As well as demonstrating the role of male icons in contemporary society, this book's originality also lies in showing the many gender slippages that these icons help to effect or expose. It is by exploring the somewhat inviolate types accorded to contemporary masculinity that we see the very fragility of a stable or rounded male identity."--Provided by publisher

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