Camp Johnson versus Effeminate Corbyn: English Masculinities Put to Vote

Kavanagh, Declan (2017) Camp Johnson versus Effeminate Corbyn: English Masculinities Put to Vote. EuropeNow: A Journal of Research and Art, (9). (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article, ‘Camp Johnson versus Effeminate Corbyn: English Masculinities Put to Vote’, explores the nuanced and, often contradictory, ways in which white bourgeois masculinities get constructed in contemporary British politics. The article focuses on the polyvalent discourse of effeminacy in history and as it currently manifests in party discourses, and reported public opinion, on Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn. I’ll be prompting readers to think about how Johnson and Corbyn both variously exploit, and repudiate, their effeminized political personas. In the wake of the June 8th snap General Election in the United Kingdom, my contribution requires us to think back, a mere week or so, to a time when Jeremy Corbyn was written off, by the many and not the few, as unelectable. This piece aims to bring into sharp relief those forces that we all tacitly accept, which ensure that some white men are deemed to be electable, whilst others are not.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Effeminacy; masculinity; politics; camp; general election 2017
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Gender, Sexuality and Writing
Depositing User: Declan Gilmore-Kavanagh
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 11:44 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 09:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62219 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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