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dc.contributor陳春燕 副教授zh_TW
dc.contributorDr. Chen, Chun-yenen_US
dc.contributor.authorWu, Wei-weien_US
dc.description.abstractThe present study examines the development of male images in European fashion industry during the period 2000s – 2010s. I argue that the male images in European fashion can illuminate what a contemporary male identity is. In the introductory chapter, I outline the motivation behind this project, analyze representative studies of men’s fashion in the West, and explain where I converge with and where I depart from them. The chapter “Genesis” begins with discussions on images of male nudity created under the Italian-American influence of porno-chic, and focus on how such fashion imagery responds to the social context in the late 1990s with changes of representations of men. In a close-up study of gender performance through the male models in recent porno-chic imageries, I contend that such representations of male nudity are not so much phallic but inspire the social conception of male identity. The chapter “Mutation” examines the Parisian paradigm shift brought out by Dior Homme in representations of male identity: the way of representing masculinity is no longer univocally through displaying Americanized popular bulky musculature, and images are proliferating into various forms centered on youth and slim physique. I also examine how these images can be viewed as modernist parody and abjection in the contemporary social conception of masculinity. They serve as mirrors, symptomatically reflecting society’s obsessive pursuit of Man in patriarchy and essentialist understanding of sex/gender models. This study further explores male images in rejuvenated contemporary Milanese and Parisian menswear in the chapter “The Symptomatic Performances of Masculinity.” By the term man-boy, I refer to images that envisage a gap, allowing one to see the construction of modern Western male identity onto the male models. Such images of man-boy are created with Retro-modernist manners that infuse disdained European subcultural styles in various historical periods as well as the incorporation of youth culture. And these images are unstable: they can be ostensibly celebratory and romantic, yet at times projecting the anxiety, dereliction, and trauma regarding our social conceptions of masculinity and male identity. This study concludes that these images hold a Utopian prospect to the future and reminds contemporary society of patriarchal man masqueraded by our social norms. One can gain insight from these capitalist images, and see that liberal and hybrid male identity should be allowed in society.en_US
dc.subjectEuropean menswearen_US
dc.subjectmale imageen_US
dc.subjectmale modelsen_US
dc.title彼得潘與阿德尼斯: 2000年至2010年間歐洲男裝中男性圖像zh_TW
dc.titleBetween Peter Pan and Adonis: The Male Images in European Menswear, 2000s-2010sen_US
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