“Feminine Eminems and Slim Shady Ladies”: Performances of Recessionary Masculinity in ‘Fake’ Rap
Jon Hozier-Byrne / University College Dublin

These musicians-cum-comics present ‘ironic’ or satirical performances of hyper-masculinity, often complete with the misogyny that is so central to that identity, leaving one to wonder if the more subtle aspects of this ideological exercise are lost on their massive online followings.

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