'tits and ass and porn and fighting': male heterosexuality in magazines for men

ATTWOOD, F. (2005). 'tits and ass and porn and fighting': male heterosexuality in magazines for men. International journal of cultural studies, 8 (1), 87-104.


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This paper examines the presentation of male heterosexuality in British soft core pornographic and men’s lifestyle magazines, looking across these formats at the range of conventions and discourses they share. It maps out the key features of male heterosexuality in these publications, focusing on a sample of British magazines collected in June 2003 across both soft core and lifestyle formats, and on the new men’s weeklies, Nuts and Zoo Weekly, launched in January 2004. The depiction of the male body and its relation to sexual pleasure and the presentation and investigation of heterosexual activity are set in the broader historical context of men’s print media and the current socio-cultural context of sex and gender representation.

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Additional Information: © SAGE Publications
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1367877905050165
Page Range: 87-104
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 14:31
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37

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