From Men to Boys: Masculinity, Politics and the Irish Boy Band

Martin McLoone, Noel McLaughlin

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    Abstract

    This paper considers the way in which the Irish boy band of the 1990s mounted a challenge to dominant discourses in Ireland around gender and sexuality, despite the fact that the they consitute the most critically derided form of music and represent one of the most commercial,'manufactured' and inauthentic aspect of Celtic Tiger Ireland.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMasculinity and Irish Popular Cultur: Tiger's Tales
    EditorsConn Holohan, Tony Tracy
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Pages61-74
    ISBN (Print)978 0-1 -137 -30023 - 2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • Irish popular culture
    • Masculinity
    • pop music

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    McLoone, M., & McLaughlin, N. (2014). From Men to Boys: Masculinity, Politics and the Irish Boy Band. In C. Holohan, & T. Tracy (Eds.), Masculinity and Irish Popular Cultur: Tiger's Tales (pp. 61-74). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137300249