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I Don’t Like Macho, Put It Away: Considering Queercore Men in Context

Directed Readings: Subcultural Masculinity WGST 6800
Graduate Certificate in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Fall 2012


This paper considers the different construction of masculinity in the queercore punk scene compared to its mainstream counterpart. Using lyrics and acts of drag through a cultural engine of the Do It Yourself ethic queers mainstream masculinity in acts of queer terrorism. Do these acts challenge mainstream constructions of masculinity or do these acts provide a way for queercore to reinterpret masculinity for its own context?

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