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2006 | 42 | 2 | 291-305
Article title

Konstruování maskulinity v časopisech životního stylu pro muže

Authors
Content
Title variants
EN
CONSTRUCTION OF MASCULINITY IN MEN'S LIFESTYLE MAGAZINES
Languages of publication
CS
Abstracts
EN
This text examines the construction of masculinity in three men's lifestyle magazines. Using semiotics and discourse analysis, the text focuses on the construction of various representations of masculinity. It argues that men's lifestyle magazines do not show only stereotyped representations of masculinity but are also a space where the meaning of masculinity is negotiated and where masculinity loses its stability and coherence. Using the open text concept, it aims to show how the construction of a text and textual strategies which draw our attention to the code in which the text has been written participate in subverting a stereotyped representation of masculinity. The authoress argues that the subversion of a stereotype and the destruction of the naturalness of masculinity through parody that we find in men's lifestyle magazines is productive because it leads to critical reflection on the historical and social nature of masculinity.
Year
Volume
42
Issue
2
Pages
291-305
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • D. Rehackova, Národni kontaktni centrum - zeny a veda, Sociologický ústav AV CR, Jilská 1, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
06CZAAAA01393103
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.43b3d955-79f7-378f-b121-cf57c1025e71
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