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Behold the Man

Behold the Man Author Edisol W. Dotson
ISBN-10 0789006340
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 169
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Discussing examples in which both attractive men and women are idealized as "the norm," Behold the Man argues that men are experiencing the same injustices as women - splashed on the covers of magazines and in advertisements, based on their sex appeal, sometimes to promote nothing more than their looks. Within this book, you'll find topics on how society portrays 'the ideal male' through advertisements for clothing, cologne, sunglasses, automobiles, and shaving products; how well-built males and their bodies are featured in movies, music videos, and literature; and how advertisers and authors faithfully follow the "bigger is better" theory - from pectoral and bicep muscles to penis size. Revealing how men alter their bodies by dieting and cosmetic surgery to achieve the look found in advertisements, this book also examines how today's growing number of male eating disorders are caused by the notion that only good-looking, muscular men are acceptable.



Idol Worship

Idol Worship Author Michael Ferguson
ISBN-10 9781891855481
Release 2003
Pages 348
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Illustrated with over 120 beautiful photos, this is the year's best guide to the leading men whose looks have made them the objects of intense fantasy and desire. Included is a text that will flesh out the pin-ups, featuring career highlights, brief bios and queer takes on more than 90 pretty boy actors from the silent era to today, plus a definitive list of more than 750 actors along with a representative film title of where to catch them at their hottest.



Male Beauty

Male Beauty Author Kenneth Krauss
ISBN-10 9781438450025
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 366
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Explores how a younger and more sensitive form of masculinity emerged in the United States after World War II. In the decades that followed World War II, Americans searched for and often founds signs of a new masculinity that was younger, sensitive, and sexually ambivalent. Male Beauty examines the theater, film, and magazines of the time in order to illuminate how each one put forward a version of male gendering that deliberately contrasted, and often clashed with, previous constructs. This new postwar masculinity was in large part a product of the war itself. The need to include those males who fought the war as men—many of whom were far younger than what traditional male gender definitions would accept as “manly”—extended the range of what could and should be thought of as masculine. Kenneth Krauss adds to this analysis one of the first in-depth examinations of how males who were sexually attracted to other males discovered this emerging concept of manliness via physique magazines.



Male Beauty

Male Beauty Author Kenneth Krauss
ISBN-10 9781438450018
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 366
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Explores how a younger and more sensitive form of masculinity emerged in the United States after World War II. In the decades that followed World War II, Americans searched for and often founds signs of a new masculinity that was younger, sensitive, and sexually ambivalent. Male Beauty examines the theater, film, and magazines of the time in order to illuminate how each one put forward a version of male gendering that deliberately contrasted, and often clashed with, previous constructs. This new postwar masculinity was in large part a product of the war itself. The need to include those males who fought the war as men—many of whom were far younger than what traditional male gender definitions would accept as “manly”—extended the range of what could and should be thought of as masculine. Kenneth Krauss adds to this analysis one of the first in-depth examinations of how males who were sexually attracted to other males discovered this emerging concept of manliness via physique magazines.



Beauty and the Male Body in Byzantium

Beauty and the Male Body in Byzantium Author M. Hatzaki
ISBN-10 9780230245303
Release 2009-10-29
Pages 196
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A neglected aspect of Byzantium, physical beauty appears as a quality with an unmistakable dark side, relating ambiguously to notions of power, goodness, evil, masculinity, effeminacy, life and death. Examined as an attribute of the human and, in particular, of the male body, this study of beauty refines our understanding of the Byzantine world.



Masculinity and Male Beauty

Masculinity and Male Beauty Author Abu Saleh Mohammad Sowad
ISBN-10 3843387893
Release 2010-12
Pages 80
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Muscular and strong male body has always been used to promulgate masculinity, and for being a real 'man' there was no other option. This idealized male figure was proliferated mainly for spreading the notion of male superiority in relation to power and to give a strong base to the social construction of masculinity. This paper focuses to disclose the perception about the construction of masculinity regarding male beauty among the male students of university of Dhaka. It is an attempt to unveil young men's perspectives regarding masculinity and beauty. Beauty is always seen as a feminine trait in our society. From history we can see men are always seen as the ambassador of roughness in the society, but in recent time the emergence of fashion-conscious men can be seen, who are slowly occupying a handsome position in the society. This paper endeavors to bring out, how this changing trend of male beauty is perceived among the male students of University of Dhaka. What could be the ideologies of these men who are being involved with it and is their perception about construction of masculinity is shifting from the so called idealized masculinity? This paper tries to find out the answers.



The Evolution of Beauty

The Evolution of Beauty Author Richard O. Prum
ISBN-10 9780385537223
Release 2017-05-09
Pages 448
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A FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, SMITHSONIAN, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences—what Darwin termed "the taste for the beautiful"—create the extraordinary range of ornament in the animal world. In the great halls of science, dogma holds that Darwin's theory of natural selection explains every branch on the tree of life: which species thrive, which wither away to extinction, and what features each evolves. But can adaptation by natural selection really account for everything we see in nature? Yale University ornithologist Richard Prum—reviving Darwin's own views—thinks not. Deep in tropical jungles around the world are birds with a dizzying array of appearances and mating displays: Club-winged Manakins who sing with their wings, Great Argus Pheasants who dazzle prospective mates with a four-foot-wide cone of feathers covered in golden 3D spheres, Red-capped Manakins who moonwalk. In thirty years of fieldwork, Prum has seen numerous display traits that seem disconnected from, if not outright contrary to, selection for individual survival. To explain this, he dusts off Darwin's long-neglected theory of sexual selection in which the act of choosing a mate for purely aesthetic reasons—for the mere pleasure of it—is an independent engine of evolutionary change. Mate choice can drive ornamental traits from the constraints of adaptive evolution, allowing them to grow ever more elaborate. It also sets the stakes for sexual conflict, in which the sexual autonomy of the female evolves in response to male sexual control. Most crucially, this framework provides important insights into the evolution of human sexuality, particularly the ways in which female preferences have changed male bodies, and even maleness itself, through evolutionary time. The Evolution of Beauty presents a unique scientific vision for how nature's splendor contributes to a more complete understanding of evolution and of ourselves.



Beauty Up

Beauty Up Author Laura Miller
ISBN-10 0520938844
Release 2006-07-15
Pages 271
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This engaging introduction to Japan's burgeoning beauty culture investigates a wide range of phenomenon—aesthetic salons, dieting products, male beauty activities, and beauty language—to find out why Japanese women and men are paying so much attention to their bodies. Laura Miller uses social science and popular culture sources to connect breast enhancements, eyelid surgery, body hair removal, nipple bleaching, and other beauty work to larger issues of gender ideology, the culturally-constructed nature of beauty ideals, and the globalization of beauty technologies and standards. Her sophisticated treatment of this timely topic suggests that new body aesthetics are not forms of "deracializiation" but rather innovative experimentation with identity management. While recognizing that these beauty activities are potentially a form of resistance, Miller also considers the commodification of beauty, exploring how new ideals and technologies are tying consumers even more firmly to an ever-expanding beauty industry. By considering beauty in a Japanese context, Miller challenges widespread assumptions about the universality and naturalness of beauty standards.



All Male Beauty Pageant

 All Male Beauty Pageant Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:1029463424
Release 2006
Pages
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This fundraising calendar for the Live Oaks Youth Shelter features prominent local male citizens dressing in drag. The calendar mentions February 25, 2006 as the first annual "All Male Beauty Pageant."



The Male Body

The Male Body Author Susan Bordo
ISBN-10 9780374527327
Release 2000-07-15
Pages 358
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A bold, unconventional cultural exploration of the male body and its current place in the Western World examines contemporary perspectives on masculinity in everything from Playboy to Michael Jordan to the recent Viagra craze.



Fair Dinkum Personal Grooming

 Fair Dinkum Personal Grooming Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:945727275
Release 2008
Pages 302
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Fair Dinkum Personal Grooming has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Fair Dinkum Personal Grooming also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Fair Dinkum Personal Grooming book for free.



Homosexuality and Civilization

Homosexuality and Civilization Author Louis Crompton
ISBN-10 0674030060
Release 2003
Pages 623
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How have major civilizations of the last two millennia treated people who were attracted to their own sex? In a narrative tour de force, Louis Crompton chronicles the lives and achievements of homosexual men and women alongside a darker history of persecution, as he compares the Christian West with the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, Arab Spain, imperial China, and pre-Meiji Japan. Ancient Greek culture celebrated same-sex love in history, literature, and art, making high claims for its moral influence. By contrast, Jewish religious leaders in the sixth century B.C.E. branded male homosexuality as a capital offense and, later, blamed it for the destruction of the biblical city of Sodom. When these two traditions collided in Christian Rome during the late empire, the tragic repercussions were felt throughout Europe and the New World. Louis Crompton traces Church-inspired mutilation, torture, and burning of "sodomites" in sixth-century Byzantium, medieval France, Renaissance Italy, and in Spain under the Inquisition. But Protestant authorities were equally committed to the execution of homosexuals in the Netherlands, Calvin's Geneva, and Georgian England. The root cause was religious superstition, abetted by political ambition and sheer greed. Yet from this cauldron of fears and desires, homoerotic themes surfaced in the art of the Renaissance masters--Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Sodoma, Cellini, and Caravaggio--often intertwined with Christian motifs. Homosexuality also flourished in the court intrigues of Henry III of France, Queen Christina of Sweden, James I and William III of England, Queen Anne, and Frederick the Great. Anti-homosexual atrocities committed in the West contrast starkly with the more tolerant traditions of pre-modern China and Japan, as revealed in poetry, fiction, and art and in the lives of emperors, shoguns, Buddhist priests, scholars, and actors. In the samurai tradition of Japan, Crompton makes clear, the celebration of same-sex love rivaled that of ancient Greece. Sweeping in scope, elegantly crafted, and lavishly illustrated, "Homosexuality and Civilization" is a stunning exploration of a rich and terrible past.



Hall and Television New Zealand Ltd Extreme Male Beauty 2010 169 2011 NZBSA 43 29 March 2011

Hall and Television New Zealand Ltd  Extreme Male Beauty    2010 169  2011  NZBSA 43  29 March 2011  Author New Zealand. Broadcasting Standards Authority
ISBN-10 OCLC:1038345225
Release 2011
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Broadcasting Standards Authority of New Zealand decisions from the New Zealand Legal Information Institute (NZLII) website.



Men and Masculinities in Contemporary Japan

Men and Masculinities in Contemporary Japan Author James E. Roberson
ISBN-10 9781134541638
Release 2005-06-29
Pages 240
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This book is the first comprehensive account of the changing role of men and the construction of masculinity in contemporary Japan. The book moves beyond the stereotype of the Japanese white-collar businessman to explore the diversity of identities and experiences that may be found among men in contemporary Japan, including those versions of masculinity which are marginalized and subversive. The book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of contemporary Japanese society and identity.



Queering the Canon

Queering the Canon Author Christoph Lorey
ISBN-10 1571131787
Release 1998
Pages 498
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This work studies in detail a heretofore much neglected aned aspect of German literature.



Female Power and Male Dominance

Female Power and Male Dominance Author Peggy Reeves Sanday
ISBN-10 0521280753
Release 1981-04-30
Pages 295
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In this book, Professor Peggy Sanday provides a ground-breaking examination of power and dominance in male-female relationships. How does the culturally approved interaction between the sexes originate? Why are women viewed as a necessary part of political, economic, and religious affairs in some societies but not in others? Why do some societies clothe sacred symbols of creative power in the guise of one sex and not of the other? Professor Sanday offers solutions to these cultural puzzles by using cross-cultural research on over 150 tribal societies. She systematically establishes the full range of variation in male and female power roles and then suggests a theoretical framework for explaining this variation. Rejecting the argument of universal female subordination, Professor Sanday argues that male dominance is not inherent in human relations but is a solution to various kinds of cultural strain. Those who are thought to embody, be in touch with, or control the creative forces of nature are perceived as powerful. In isolating the behavioural and symbolic mechanisms which institute male dominance, professor Sanday shows that a people's secular power roles are partly derived from ancient concepts of power, as exemplified by their origin myths. Power and dominance are further determined by a people's adaptation to their environment, social conflict, and emotional stress. This is illustrated through case studies of the effects of European colonialism, migration, and food stress, and supported by numerous statistical associations between sexual inequity and various cultural stresses.



Queer Beauty

Queer Beauty Author Whitney Davis
ISBN-10 9780231519557
Release 2010-08-26
Pages 416
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The pioneering work of Johann Winckelmann (1717-1768) identified a homoerotic appreciation of male beauty in classical Greek sculpture, a fascination that had endured in Western art since the Greeks. Yet after Winckelmann, the value (even the possibility) of art's queer beauty was often denied. Several theorists, notably the philosopher Immanuel Kant, broke sexual attraction and aesthetic appreciation into separate or dueling domains. In turn, sexual desire and aesthetic pleasure had to be profoundly rethought by later writers. Whitney Davis follows how such innovative thinkers as John Addington Symonds, Michel Foucault, and Richard Wollheim rejoined these two domains, reclaiming earlier insights about the mutual implication of sexuality and aesthetics. Addressing texts by Arthur Schopenhauer, Charles Darwin, Oscar Wilde, Vernon Lee, and Sigmund Freud, among many others, Davis criticizes modern approaches, such as Kantian idealism, Darwinism, psychoanalysis, and analytic aesthetics, for either reducing aesthetics to a question of sexuality or for removing sexuality from the aesthetic field altogether. Despite these schematic reductions, sexuality always returns to aesthetics, and aesthetic considerations always recur in sexuality. Davis particularly emphasizes the way in which philosophies of art since the late eighteenth century have responded to nonstandard sexuality, especially homoeroticism, and how theories of nonstandard sexuality have drawn on aesthetics in significant ways. Many imaginative and penetrating critics have wrestled productively, though often inconclusively and "against themselves," with the aesthetic making of sexual life and new forms of art made from reconstituted sexualities. Through a critique that confronts history, philosophy, science, psychology, and dominant theories of art and sexuality, Davis challenges privileged types of sexual and aesthetic creation imagined in modern culture-and assumed today.