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Authors:Linn Egeberg Holmgren: Sociologiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet, Sweden
Publication title:”Jag känner mig lite manlig när jag bryter mot de manliga normerna”: Om maskulinitet, skönhet och gränsdragande överskridanden
Conference:Kulturstudier i Sverige. Nationell forskarkonferens
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:015
Article No.:018
Abstract:”I feel kind of manly when I break the norms of masculinity on masculinity, beauty and limiting transcendence.”

This article is about cosmetics, masculinity and the esthetisation of the male body as an arena of meaning in relation to gender. Experiments with the appearance are challenging the border between femininity and masculinity, while at the same time new limiting borders are created. To be “unmanly” is talked about by the interviewed men as a new form of being manly. Cosmetics can show, apart from beautifying, that you are fashion conscious, equal to women and no homophobe. The growing care about appearance among men and the increased exposure of the male body is often called a feminisation. Here is argued that rather than being a feminisation in the form of an objectification, it should be understood as a successful project of masculinity, one of the expressions of hegemonic masculinity.

Language:Swedish
Year:2005
No. of pages:8
Pages:219-226
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/015/018/ecp015018b.pdf
Available:2005-12-30
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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Linn Egeberg Holmgren (2005). ”Jag känner mig lite manlig när jag bryter mot de manliga normerna”: Om maskulinitet, skönhet och gränsdragande överskridanden, Kulturstudier i Sverige. Nationell forskarkonferens http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=015;article=018 (accessed 4/20/2014)