Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Masculine identity construction

Hey CB class,
Thanks for such a great conversation today! Class with y'all at 8:00 am is a fantastic way to start my day  :-)

As I was checking my email after class, this article, "Productive Consumption in the Class-Mediated Construction of Domestic Masculinity: Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Home Improvement in Men’s Identity Work," clicked into my inbox.  What a coincidence!

It's not required reading, and yes, I know the title is off-puttingly long, but it's actually a fun read, and fascinating research. 

I'll post the full-text PDF in D2L, in case the link above doesn't work. 

Of course, reading this article made me think of the "Overly Manly Man" meme (pictured at the top of the post)...

Hmm... I wonder what happens in the metaverse if I type #overlymanlyman ... ? Will this post show up somewhere? I'd give an attendance point to each person who can find this post (my post) in a new place. Let us know what you find in the comments!


Dan Tang said...

When I click on the hastag, it brings me to this website: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/06/the-hashtag-is-about-to-roll-out-to-a-billion-people-and-this-one-guy-invented-it/276811/

If it's what you're asking.

Graham said...

Right -- that was an article I linked to, in order to further explain the history of the hashtag, and the guy who turned it into the killer app it now is.

What I was asking for was some detective work to see if my hashtagged comment linked to something else, somewhere else in the Internet universe. But I'll give you the point for trying!