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Ridere e parlare di sesso: una costruzione plurale delle maschilità eterosessuali
Journal Title: SALUTE E SOCIETÀ 
Author/s: Camoletto Raffaella Ferrero 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  18 Pg. 59-76 FullText PDF:  120 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SES2013-002004
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The paper aims at exploring the processes by which men perform their masculinities while accounting for their heterosexual biographies and making sense of their sexual experiences. Based on the analysis of 30 in depth interviews, carried out in 2007-08, with a sample of men aged 18 to 35 living in Piedmont, Northern Italy, the paper focuses on a peculiar mechanism of doing heterosexual masculinity: the use of humour within intra-gender interviews (with a male researcher) on the topic of heterosexual biographies. Previous research has pointed out how jokes, banners and humorous stories on sex belong to a cultural repertoire shared by young men in expressing their masculinities and recalling a male complicity and solidarity.
Keywords: Masculinity, heterosexuality, homosociality, humour

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Camoletto Raffaella Ferrero, in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 2/2013, pp. 59-76, DOI:10.3280/SES2013-002004


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