CFP: Fashion, Style & Popular Culture/Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion Joint Issue

Call for Papers for Special Joint Issue: Masculinities

Over the past three decades, masculinity has developed from a burgeoning area of scholarship to a comprehensive one. Researchers have explored how men’s enactment of masculinity reveals that expressions of gender are numerous and fluid; moreover, they have revealed that women can also express masculinity. While researchers have investigated how people experience and enact masculinity in a range of contexts (e.g., relationships and education), limited research still exists on the construction and expression of masculinity through fashion and style in popular culture. In an attempt to rectify the gap, these combined special issues of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture and Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion seeks to explore the myriad ways in which masculinities are represented, experienced and enacted in popular culture through fashion and style. Contributions are accepted from any discipline and methodological approach.

Potential topics for the special issues include but are not limited to: men’s cosmetics and grooming products; male models; male beauty ideals and body image; social media and the selfie; representations of heroes in film, music and video games; marginalized masculinities and their expression through fashion and style; team sports, uniforms and face paint; masculinity in fashion magazines, fashion shows and/or reality television; masculinity and fashion consumption; masculinity, style and cars; boys, blue and trucks on t-shirts; material culture and menswear; masculinity and appearance management; women’s and queer expressions of masculinity and drag kings.

Manuscripts should be between 5000-7000 words and prepared using the Intellect Journal House Style.

Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2015.

Please send manuscripts to Ben Barry at, Joseph H. Hancock II at and Marvin Taylor at

For questions regarding submissions or inquires regarding the journals, please contact Founding Editor of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture, Joseph Hancock at

The original Call for Papers can be found here.

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