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dc.contributorDeery, June
dc.contributorHaskins, Ekaterina V., 1969-
dc.contributorRouse, Rebecca
dc.contributorShaw, Adrienne, 1983-
dc.contributor.authorSummit-Gil, Britney
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-03T08:53:33Z
dc.date.available2021-11-03T08:53:33Z
dc.date.created2017-11-10T12:49:11Z
dc.date.issued2017-08
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13015/2058
dc.descriptionAugust 2017
dc.descriptionSchool of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
dc.description.abstractContemporary masculinity comprises a complex landscape of patterns, contradictions, and diversity. This landscape is made all the more visible through the digital communities in which men discuss and cultivate varieties of masculine identity. I begin this dissertation with a preliminary exploration of these key concepts, followed by an overview of the literature on media and cultural studies, as well as the affordances of digital communication. I then outline the literature on gender, with specific emphasis on masculinity studies through theory and history. These approaches are applied to a case study, The Red Pill community, in two ways: by exploring the content of Red Pill ideology and practices, and by analyzing the affordances and constraints of the online networks in which The Red Pill thrives. I conclude with a discussion of The Red Pill as a community and a burgeoning social movement, as well as an examination of the role of scholarship in the public sphere in the context of contemporary political, economic, and social relations.
dc.language.isoENG
dc.publisherRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
dc.relation.ispartofRensselaer Theses and Dissertations Online Collection
dc.subjectCommunication and rhetoric
dc.titleMaking men : community building and masculinity online
dc.typeElectronic thesis
dc.typeThesis
dc.digitool.pid178584
dc.digitool.pid178585
dc.digitool.pid178586
dc.rights.holderThis electronic version is a licensed copy owned by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Copyright of original work retained by author.
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.relation.departmentDept. of Communication and Media


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