oa Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa - Popular culture and the 'crisis of masculinity'

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0259-0069



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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