oa Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa - Popular culture and the 'crisis of masculinity'
|Article Title||Popular culture and the 'crisis of masculinity'|
|© Publisher:||University of Johannesburg|
|Journal||Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Communication, University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1992|
|Keyword(s)||Gender, Male sex role, Masculinity, Media and Popular culture|
The eighties and nineties have witnessed a renewed and unprecedented interest in men and masculinity due to the emergence of the alleged contemporary 'crisis of masculinity'. This has been most prevalent in popular culture representations, which appear on the surface to offer the modern man a whole range of 'new' roles and relationships, freeing him from patriarchal entrapment and the dictates and demands of the traditional male sex role.
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