Articles tagged masculinity

‘Hardcore Henry’ Tells Gamers Sorry, There Is No Princess

Hardcore Henry questions gamers' instinctual need to fulfill a particular role within the context of a presumed masculine identity.

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‘Of Beards and Men’ Is a Fascinating Through-line of Social and Cultural History

Senior lecturer in history at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio Christopher Oldstone-Moore leads the reader through a sober but thought-provoking history of facial hair -- and not just men's.

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Buttoned Up: Clothing, Conformity, and White-Collar Masculinity by Erynn Masi de Casanova

Office culture is full of passive aggressions and radical uncertainties. Buttoned Up is a delightfully firm hook on which to hang your hat, if hats are your thing.

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To Beard or Not to Beard? Thomas Gowing Ponders the Question

Gowing's manifesto is short on philosophy, long on facial hair, and bound to appeal to high-brow and low-brow readers alike.

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7 Jan 2014 // 8:05 AM

Man Up!

The Book of Men is a wonderful anthology brimming with poignant realizations, colorful situations, and regale linguistic permutations.

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Other Princesses, Other Castles: The Problem with Playing Romantically in Video Games

The insensibly repetitious nature of romance present in both video game plots and in their mechanics leads to all too familiar storytelling.

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‘Bulletstorm’: Murder by the Numbers

Bulletstorm sweats testosterone. But can a game really be kitsch if it's so close to the truth?

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The Bric-a-Brac of Games

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"In gaming generally, relevant and irrelevant objects are forever separated because mixing them up might be too confusing for the player.

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