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dc.contributor.authorBrownie, Barbara
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-06T13:05:33Z
dc.date.available2015-05-06T13:05:33Z
dc.date.issued2015-04-01
dc.identifier.citationBrownie , B 2015 , ' The masculinization of dressing-up ' , Clothing Cultures , vol. 2 , no. 2 , pp. 145-155 . https://doi.org/10.1386/cc.2.2.145_1
dc.identifier.issn2050-0742
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 8511742
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/15884
dc.descriptionThis document is the accepted manuscript version of a published work that appeared in final form in Clothing Cultures, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see: https://doi.org/10.1386/cc.2.2.145_1. Copyright © Ingenta, 2015.
dc.description.abstract‘Dressing-up’ has often been seen as a gendered activity. In particular, costuming – the design and creation of costumes – has been viewed as a female pursuit. However, contemporary events and artefacts, particularly those related to fandom, frame dressing-up in contexts that are more acceptable to male audiences. Via cosplay, historical re-enactment, and the personalization of characters in online games such as World of Warcraft, a new generation of men are becoming more engaged with costume. This article will identify contemporary influences on the perception of the wearing and construction of costume, particularly with regards to costume as an expression of masculine ideals. It will discuss the costume as a marker of hypermasculinity, authority or preparedness, and identify how traditionally feminine domestic spaces and activities have been coopted by a new generation of males. It will present domestic activities such as sewing as rights-of-passage on the path towards masculinity.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofClothing Cultures
dc.subjectcosplay
dc.subjectcostume design
dc.subjectreenactment
dc.subjectmasquerade
dc.subjectsewing
dc.subjectfan-studies
dc.subjectmasculinity
dc.subjectdomesticity
dc.titleThe masculinization of dressing-upen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Creative Arts
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionArt and Design
dc.contributor.institutionTheorising Visual Art and Design
dc.contributor.institutionMedia Research Group
dc.contributor.institutionCreative Economy Research Centre
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=19563/
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