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The Mismeasure Of Masculinity: The Male Body, ‘Race’ And Power In The Enumerative Discourses Of The Nfl Draft, Thomas Oates, Meenakshi Durham Aug 2004

The Mismeasure Of Masculinity: The Male Body, ‘Race’ And Power In The Enumerative Discourses Of The Nfl Draft, Thomas Oates, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

The athletic male body has long been idealized in western culture, and its dimensions are a key aspect of its iconic status. Oates and Durham examine the discourses of the athletic male body as it is presented in media discourses surrounding the NFL Draft. They focus specifically on the enumerative strategies used to define and delimit the racialized bodies of football draftees. Through a close textual analysis of publications that deal with the Draft, they uncover three main themes in the discursive construction of the athletes' bodies: the delineation of the body in terms of its dimensions; the assessment of ...


Sex In The Transnational City: New Discourses Of Sex And Body In Indian Popular Culture, Meenakshi Durham Jul 2004

Sex In The Transnational City: New Discourses Of Sex And Body In Indian Popular Culture, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Constructing The "New Ethnicities": Media, Sexuality, And Diaspora Identity In The Lives Of South Asian Immigrant Girls, Meenakshi Durham May 2004

Constructing The "New Ethnicities": Media, Sexuality, And Diaspora Identity In The Lives Of South Asian Immigrant Girls, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

This paper posits that adolescence, as experienced by girls of immigrant diaspora groups, is complicated by issues of race, culture and nation that intersect with discourses of sex and gender. In terms of globalization theory, sexuality is conceptualized as a locus of cultural hybridization; media representations of sexuality often mark the global/local nexus for diaspora peoples. In this study, a series of in-depth interviews were conducted with South Asian American girls in order to analyze the role of media in their sexual identity constructions. The focus group data revealed radical rearticulations of sexual identity from an "interstitial" audience position ...


Adolescent Girls And The Homospectatorial Gaze: Queering Teen Pop Culture, Meenakshi Durham Apr 2004

Adolescent Girls And The Homospectatorial Gaze: Queering Teen Pop Culture, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


The Drum, Meenakshi Durham Dec 2003

The Drum, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.