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Who's a Metrosexual? - T02113792210

Futurologists argue that male vanity - or ‘manity’ - will be one of the most important consumer trends of the next decade. But is the alleged rise of the metrosexual — the cosmopolitan, feminised male — just a marketing and advertising phenomenon or does it reflect an important shift in the nature of masculinity? Is it good for men to become more conscious of their bodies and their appearance, or does it leave them vulnerable to the same fears of inadequacy with which women have long wrestled? Marian Salzman, Executive Vice President, Director of Strategic Content, JWT and author of The Future of Men; Frank Furedi, Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent and author of The Politics of Fear; Mark Simpson, author of Male Impersonators; Terri Apter, social psychologist and author of The Myth of Maturity. Chair: William Leith, journalist and author of The Hungry Years.
15 Sep 05ICA, Inner London :: V205
listing details L1653445889

Lionel Tiger on the Descent of Men - T550937346

As society becomes increasingly feminised, where does that leave men and boys? In a controversial lecture, Lionel Tiger, Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University and author of The Decline of Males, argues that with the advent of the pill and legalised abortion in the 1960s, women won an unprecedented and wholly desirable degree of control over biological reproduction — an area which men, on the other hand, slowly became alienated from. Within family life, men are now increasingly outlaws rather than in-laws. Our education system has also become progressively more feminised. The relationship between the genders is out of sync, he argues, and both men and women are suffering as a result. A discussion with Kate Fox,
13 Sep 05ICA, Inner London :: V205
listing details L1474065844

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