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Men in Women's Worlds

Constructions of Masculinity in Women's Magazines

Authors: Coffey-Glover, Laura

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  • Presents an analysis of masculinity construction in a large corpus of women’s magazines
  • Employs a feminist Critical Stylistic framework that brings together tools from Critical Discourse Analysis, Stylistics and Corpus Linguistics
  • Argues that the ideologies of hegemonic masculinity that circulate in male-targeted media are also prevalent in female-targeted media such as mainstream women’s magazines
  • Demonstrates how a corpus-based approach can reveal the role of media texts as mechanisms of gender performativity
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This book presents an analysis of masculinity construction in a large corpus of women’s magazines, adopting a feminist Critical Stylistic approach to reveal how men are talked about and ‘sold’ to women as part of a successful performance of hegemonic femininity. This novel approach identifies women’s magazines as sites of ‘lad culture’ that perpetuate ideologies more commonly associated with the ‘laddism’ of male-targeted media. It examines how stereotypical images of men as naturally aggressive and obsessed with sex are promoted, as well as considering some of the ways in which women’s magazines contribute to the social construction of normative understandings of gender and sexuality more broadly. This engaging work will offer fresh insights to students and scholars of (Critical) Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Stylistics, and Gender and Communication Studies.



About the authors

Laura Coffey-Glover is Lecturer in Linguistics at Nottingham Trent University, UK. She has published articles on various topics relating to gender construction in the media, including as part of the Discourses of Marriage research group, and sits on the editorial board for the journal of Language and Discrimination

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 59,49 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57555-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 74,89 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57554-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Men in Women's Worlds
Book Subtitle
Constructions of Masculinity in Women's Magazines
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57555-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57555-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57554-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 256
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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