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Philip J. Hohle

reason that blockbuster film narratives indeed play a significant role in shaping people’s identities and worldview—even more salient in the construction of identity than other means of social norming. One of those strong-effects perspectives is

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James K. Beggan

, threaten male competence and identity. As such, in addition to documenting and affirming heteropatriarchal power relations between men and women, external ejaculation can also undermine masculine control. The desire for documentary proof of the realness

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The Aesthetics of Boredom

Slow Cinema and the Virtues of the Long Take in Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Emre Çağlayan

to each other, its recurrent dialogue, simultaneously witty and banal, reveals the cruel and bitter relationship between different groups of provincial identities and social classes. Balancing dramatic ambiguity with deadpan humor, the film also

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Welcome to “Planet Porno”

Masculinity, Sexuality, and Fitness Doping

Jesper Andreasson and Thomas Johansson

focus was mainly on male bodies, masculinity, and subcultural identity projects ( Dutton 1995 ; Klein 1993 ; Johansson 1996 ). Alan Klein (1993) , for example, conducted an ethnographic field study of bodybuilders and their ways of building muscles

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Torben Grodal

in the film, and to simulate him only implies those features that are portrayed and made salient in the film. Similarly, viewers in real life do, in a given situation, only activate a small fraction of their total identity and full capabilities. Some

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Looking for Something to Signify

Something to Signify Gender Performance and Cuban Masculinity in Viva

David Yagüe González

who were considered sexual minorities were all sent to these camps, which were later closed due to international and national pressures and due to the inappropriate conduct of the guards. Masculinity was also seen as a national identity. The

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Andrew J. Webber

attention. 2 Here, German film is intended to encompass films—including transnational productions such as Lore —made in and about Germany and directly bound up with its conditions of national identity. My particular concern is with childhood as a

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Los Roldán and the Inclusion of Travesti Narratives

Representations of Gender-Nonconforming Identities in Argentinian Telenovelas

Martín Ponti

one of the leading voices in trans* studies and activism. Radi, alongside a national coalition, drafted part of the Gender Identity Law passed by the Argentine Congress in May 2012. 8 Since independence from Spain in 1816, the Argentine Civil Code

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Ambivalent Sexualities in a Transnational Context

Romanian and Bulgarian Migrant Male Sex Workers in Berlin

Victor Trofimov

, UK : Palgrave Macmillan . 10.1057/9780230316652 Fassin , Eric . 2010 . “ National Identities and Transnational Intimacies: Sexual Democracy and Politics of Immigration in Europe .” Public Culture 22 ( 3 ): 507 – 529 . doi: 10

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Lieke Hettinga and Terrance Wooten

shifted to make room for trans and gender-nonconforming actors, characters, and producers. This has not been without risk of overrepresenting trans people as “included” into the national body politic, enabling a progress narrative that suggests US civil