Print version ISSN 0104-8333
MONTEIRO, Marko. Body and masculinity in the magazine VIP Exame. Cad. Pagu [online]. 2001, n.16, pp. 235-266. ISSN 0104-8333. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-83332001000100011.
In this article I elaborate theoretical comments on the subject of corporeality and the new forms of experiencing the body that are present in contemporary times. On the basis of a research with a Brazilian men's magazine, VIP Exame, which involved the analysis of issues of the magazine as well as an observation of the working process of the reporters and journalists, I focus my comments on the way the masculine body is treated by the magazine and how a discourse emerges on masculinity where attention to "good looks" becomes an important feature of a successful masculinity. On the basis of these observations I go on to discuss feminist and other theories of the subject, in order to understand how the reflexive monitoring of the body is increasingly important in the constitution of gender identities.
Keywords : Masculinity; Body; Men's Magazines; Feminist Theory; Reflexivity.