Male Impersonators: Men Performing Masculinity
New York, U.S.A. Routledge. 1994, First Edition. (ISBN: 0415909910) Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. "Explores the range of male life and masculinity, posing witty and important questions about bodybuilding, tattoos, pornography, cruising, advertising, and team sports. Simpson looks at how gay men appropriate the skinhead phenomenon and why; how Marky Mark exploits the hustler mystique and what it says to gay and straight men; how the Men's movement is being sought out by men-straight or gay-who feel alienated from a macho culture, and compares the participation and reactions of men to various `manly pursuits.' Throughout, Male Impersonators examines the roles of homoeroticism and narcissism in the male world, and the performativity of masculinity itself." CONDITION 240 pages bright and crisp copy, crease to bottom front cnr, slightly damaged to spine heel. Very Good/N/A.
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