By Rainer Emig, Antony Rowland

ISBN-10: 0230577989

ISBN-13: 9780230577985

This interdisciplinary learn analyses the ways that symptoms of masculinity have been played throughout a wide selection of contexts and genres -- including literature, classical ballet, activities, rock track, movies and machine video games -- from the early 19th century to the current day. 

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The desire they speak off consequently casts men and women alike in specific gender roles that play off one against the other. In the present essay I would like to concentrate on the contradiction that men in classical ballet are needed on the one hand, but are relegated into the background on the other. First I would like to offer some explanations for the male dancers’ fall from grace during the nineteenth century. What happened to masculinity or a specific kind of masculinity that turned it into something nobody was allowed to see anymore?

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