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Fashion and Masculinity in Popular Culture (Hardcover)
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Adam Geczy is Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Faculty Board of Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia

Vicki Karaminas is Professor of Fashion and Deputy Director of Doctoral Research at the College of Creative Arts, Massey University, New Zealand

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.

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ISBN 9781138658684
Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
Format Hardcover
Pages 184
Publisher Date 2017-11-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Copyright Year 2017
Height 9.02 in
Wdth 5.98 in
Language English
Series Name Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
Audience College/higher education
Authors Geczy, Adam
Country of Origin United States
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