Producing Awkwardness: Affective Labour and Masculinity in Popular Culture
Abstract

Abstract:

Under neoliberalism, the relation between awkward affect and normative masculinity can be understood through two contrasting models. Awkward relations may be evoked to be contained and managed, a model exemplified by the series Impractical Jokers. The series Louie, however, showcases an awkwardness revealing the potential for new kinds of gendered relations.


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