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Spornosexualitet: Män, maskulinitet och den manliga kroppen
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

During the last decade of the twentieth century both ’manhood’ and gender studies seems to have undergone changes. With the field of masculinity and the critical studies of men, added as ’subsections’ of broader gender studies, new knowledge has been produced to better grasp the production of gender and power relations of patriarchy. During the same decade as the ’metrosexual’ first appeared of the urban stage, acts of homophobia and attitudes towards ’manhood’ seems to have changed. The ’macho’ ideal from the eighties apparently gave way for a more inclusive and gentle masculinity and this ’softening’ of men resulted in ’the new man’ or ’new masculinity’. Brittish journalist and author Mark Simpson, who published the first ’obersvation’ of metrosexuality back in the nineties, now proposes that a new generation of metrosexual men have entered the international stage of masculinity. He calls them ’spornosexuals’. According to Simpson they are the heirs of the metrosexuals widened or feminized masculinity but instead of ’new man’ attitudes, fashion and grooming they focus their attention towards their own well chiseled, lean muscular and defined male bodies. This paper reviews academic texts on men, masculinity and the male body in an attempt to create a sociological understanding of the spornosexual expression and practice.

Abstract [sv]

Under slutet av förra seklet verkade både ”manlighet” och genusvetenskap ha förändrats. Med nya fält som maskulinitet och kritiska mansstudier breddades studier av genus och ny kunskap har producerats för att bättre belysa produktionen av genus och patriarkala maktrelationer. Samma årtionde som den ”metrosexuella” mannen dök upp, verkade homofobi ha minskat och attityder kring manlighet förändrats. ”Macho-idealet” från åttiotalet hade till synes givit vika för en mera öppen och mildare maskulinitet, och denna mjukare manlighet resulterade i föreställningar om ”den nya mannen”. Journalisten Mark Simpson, som myntade begreppet ”metrosexualitet”, föreslår nu att en ny generation av metrosexuella klivit upp på den internationella maskulina scenen. Han kallar dem ”spornosexuella”. Enligt Simpson är de arvtagare av metrosexualiteten, men istället för mode och hår- och hudvård fokuserar de spornosexuella på sina egna välformade muskulösa manliga kroppar. Denna uppsats försöker genom akademiska texter om män, maskulinitet och den manliga kroppen sociologiskt belysa spornosexualitet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
sociology, masculinity, metrosexuality, spornosexuality, gender, embodiment, body, sport, pornography

Keyword [sv]
sociologi, maskulinitet, metrosexualitet, spornosexualitet, genus, förkroppsligande, kroppen, sport, pornografi
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-35298OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-35298DiVA: diva2:791657
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Sociology
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Available from: 2015-03-18 Created: 2015-03-02 Last updated: 2015-03-18Bibliographically approved

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