Homosexual Masculinity

  • Xinling Li


This chapter explicates the ways in which out rappers have sought to alter their heterosexual superego and influence the audience by making homosexuality a masculine enactment in their music. The praxis integral to this enactment is not only to embrace same-sex love without abiding by the terms of heterosexual attraction (e.g. opposites attract) and but also expose how heterosexual masculinity is achieved and sustained by the forceful repression of same-sex intimacy—be it sexual or not—among men (especially in the context of a masculine subject desiring the “same” masculine other).


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  • Xinling Li
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  1. 1.ChengduChina

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