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Performing Heteronormativity, Hegemonic Masculinity, and Constructing a Body from Bullying
Florida Communication Journal (2011)
  • Brandon O. Hensley, Millikin University
Abstract

Drawing upon literature in postmodern selfhood, bodybuilding subculture, embodied performance, and (re)construction of hegemonic masculinity in 21st century American culture, this exercise in autoethnography aims to contribute to the qualitative dialogue regarding the masculinized performance of (un)healthy embodiment through working out, along with the pleasures, pressures, meanings, and implications that come with it.

Keywords
  • Autoethnography,
  • hegemonic masculinity,
  • bullying,
  • gym culture
Publication Date
Spring 2011
Publisher Statement
FCJ is interested in publishing material, both quantitative and qualitative, that makes noteworthy contributions to the advancement of human communication scholarship.
Citation Information
Brandon O. Hensley. "Performing Heteronormativity, Hegemonic Masculinity, and Constructing a Body from Bullying" Florida Communication Journal Vol. 39 Iss. 1 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bhensley619/6/