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dc.contributor.authorTerry, Gen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBraun, Ven_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-20T04:57:46Z
dc.date.available2019-06-20T04:57:46Z
dc.date.copyright2016en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationBody Image, 17, 14-24.
dc.identifier.issn1873-6807en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/12579
dc.description.abstractMen's hair removal practices are becoming mainstream, seen as a consequence of changing masculine norms and men's relationships to their bodies. This is often presented as a straightforward 'shift' from men's ideal bodies as naturally hairy, to increased hairlessness, and the consequence on men's body concerns as inevitable. This paper analyses qualitative survey data from Aotearoa/New Zealand using critical thematic analysis, and describes three themes. Two themes capture contradictory ideas: that men's body hair is natural, and that men's body hair is unpleasant. A third theme introduces the concept of 'excess' hair, which allowed sense-making of this contradiction, mandating men's grooming of 'excessive' hair. However its vagueness as a concept may provoke anxiety for men resulting in hair removal. This paper adds to a body of research demonstrating a cultural transition: the ways changing masculinities, increased commodification of male bodies, and shifting gender roles impact on men's hair removal practices.en_NZ
dc.languageENGen_NZ
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.urihttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1740144516300250?via%3Dihub
dc.rightsCopyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in (see Citation). Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. The definitive version was published in (see Citation). The original publication is available at (see Publisher's Version).
dc.subjectBody hair removalen_NZ
dc.subjectMasculinityen_NZ
dc.subjectMenen_NZ
dc.subjectQualitative survey dataen_NZ
dc.subjectThematic analysisen_NZ
dc.title"I think gorilla-like back effusions of hair are rather a turn-off": 'Excessive hair' and Male Body Hair (Removal) Discourseen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.01.006en_NZ
aut.relation.volume17en_NZ
pubs.elements-id200471
aut.relation.journalBody Imageen_NZ


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