Masculinity and Men's Lifestyle Magazines

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Bethan Benwell
Wiley, Oct 17, 2003 - Social Science - 284 pages
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This book explores the burgeoning genre of men’s lifestyle magazines, their production and consumption, and related constructions of masculinity.

  • Interdisciplinary exploration of the burgeoning genre of men’s lifestyle magazines.
  • Addresses key questions about the production and consumption of men’s lifestyle magazines, and their contribution to current gender politics.
  • Contributors make use of a range of methodologies, including interviews with magazine editors, focus groups with readers, corpus linguistics and discourse analysis.
  • Draws on scholarship from sociology, media studies, cultural studies and linguistics.
  • Uses new research data, including comparative data from different countries, gay magazines and sporting magazines.

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About the author (2003)

Bethan Benwell is a lecturer in English language and linguistics in the Department of English Studies at Stirling University. Her research interests include language and gender, educational linguistics and discourse in men's lifestyle magazines and (with Stokoe) student identity in tutorial discourse. She is currently co-writing a book Discourse and Identity with Elizabeth Stokoe and continues to research popular cultural realisations of masculinity.

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