'No homo': Straight inoculations and the queering of masculinity in Swedish hip hop
2012 (English)In: Norma, ISSN 1890-2138, E-ISSN 1890-2146, Vol. 7, no 1, 50-66 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Performing heterosexuality is often a central component in the making ofmasculinity. Yet queer theory with its critical focus on heterosexuality has not hadthe same impact on masculinity studies as on other areas of gender studies. Thisarticle seeks to contribute to the emerging use of queer theory within criticalstudies on men and masculinities by examining the production and negotiation ofmale heterosexuality in Swedish hip hop. This is done through a discourse analysisof a broad sample of Swedish rap lyrics from 1991 to 2011. Analyzing the use ofmetaphors, rhetorical negotiations and triangles of desire, it is argued that in spiteof a dominant heteronormative discourse, signs of male homosocial desire abound.The author suggests that the concept of straight inoculations can be useful inunderstanding attempts to maintain heterosexuality in an ambiguous terrain.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 7, no 1, 50-66 p.
straight inoculations, men and masculinities, queer theory, hip hop, rap lyrics, male homosocial desire, homosociality
Research subject Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-175712OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-175712DiVA: diva2:532655