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Jeff Hearn & Antonio Melechi

In: Men, Masculinity, and the Media

Chapter 15: The Transatlantic Gaze: Masculinities, Youth, and the American Imaginary1

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The Transatlantic Gaze: Masculinities, Youth, and the American Imaginary1
The transatlantic gaze: Masculinities, youth, and the american imaginary
JeffHearnAntonioMelechi
Talking Pictures
Males and Men

This chapter is about imaging men. In saying men we are not referring to some monolith; we are talking of the social references called men—as when someone says with ironic certainty, “That's a man, isn't it?” We are not talking of males, which we see as a biological reference, though itself socially constructed and not biologically determined.2

In deconstructing imaging men we are writing in a critical relationship to recent practical and theoretical problematizations of men and masculinities. These problematizations have applied to men and masculinities as both social categories and substantive social phenomena. Much of the impetus for this has come from feminist theory and ...

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