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Fusing Masculinity with ICT in American Advertising

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This paper examines representations of men in advertisements for ICT products and services appearing the American magazine “Wired” in 1999-2001. The research reveals reinforcement of stereotypical “masculinity” of ICT, which is achieved through associating advertised products and services with the notions appealing to males (power, sex and success). It demonstrates that, despite the gender-neutral character of ICT, the advertising practices serve to reproduce and uphold the hegemonic gender order by constructing the American male consumer as empowered by the use of marketed ICT products and/or services.
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