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Document Type

Open Access

Degree Program

Communication

Degree Type

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Year Degree Awarded

2007

Month Degree Awarded

September

Keywords

masculinity, Maxim, men's magazines, irony

Abstract

This study examines the story that Maxim tells about masculinity, with particular focus on the type of humor in the magazine and its function; the way the magazine echoes embodied male-male social interaction, particularly “male-bonding”; and how the magazine pits “real” women against the Maxim fantasy women.

First Advisor

Emily West

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