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In pursuit of Mr. Right: Constructed masculinities in Malay teen magazine

Shaik Ismail, Sharifah Fazliyaton (2014) In pursuit of Mr. Right: Constructed masculinities in Malay teen magazine. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155. pp. 477-483. ISSN 1877-0428

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This paper seeks to explore the representation of masculinities in the print media, notably Malay teenage magazine in Malaysia.Through an analysis of a regular column of twelve sequential issues of a bi-monthly magazine, Remaja, this paper examines how masculinities are constructed in this magazine.The analysis revealed that the magazine reinforces hegemonic masculine ideals, in particular, through romantic heterosexual relationships.The male's voice is dominant in shaping the behaviours of the females while the females are found to be overtly active in ensuring the progression of the romantic relationship.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: International Conference on Communication and Media 2014 (i-COME’14), Organised by School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM, 18 - 20 October, 2014, Holiday Villa Beach Hotel and Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teenage magazines; Malay magazines; masculinity; romantic relationships; hegemonic masculinity
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NE Print media
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: Dr. Sharifah Fazliyaton Shaik Ismail
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 03:44
Last Modified: 25 May 2016 08:09

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