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Charlie Sarson


Masc4Masc: Masculinity, Gay Men, and the Cultures of Online Cruising

This project explores how gay dating and cruising apps and websites are contributing to the refashioning of gay communities both on and offline, investigating how digital platforms interact with offline spaces such as bars, clubs and bathhouses, and the relationship between gay men’s online and offline identities.

Specific attention and focus is given to examining how these apps and websites facilitate, reinforce and even encourage a normative performance of masculinity and how these carefully constructed performances often feed into a culture of effeminophobia, body fascism, and a shift in gay community values towards a less radical outlook – politically and culturally.



Twitter @CharlieM3C


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