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dc.contributor.authorRule, Jeffrey Bryanen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2007-03-06T13:40:19Z
dc.date.available2007-08-21T16:45:15Z
dc.date.issued2007en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationRule, J. B. (2007). The Man from the Future: Traces of Masculinity and Modernity from Hamilton in the 1960s. (Thesis, Master of Arts (MA)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/2396en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/2396
dc.description.abstractThis research offers a reading of the considerable change to the landscapes of cities, masculinities and bodies that occurred after the Second World War. With an emphasis on visual sources and methods, I consider how a distinctly modern post-war identity emerged out of the interaction between Hamilton's newly (re)built cityscape, human bodies and their gendered identities. In the 1960s, rapid urban growth in Hamilton produced a large number of buildings designed in the Modernist style. This concrete language rendered public structures, and the city at large, as distinctly 'Modern' and progressive. The existence of these buildings was essential to Hamilton's transition from a rural town to an urban centre. Meanwhile, the 1964 Centennial served as a convenient narrative of progress to (re)create the city as Modern while remaining youthful and vibrant. Images of the past and the future were regularly and publicly invoked. Colonial Pioneers and Men from the Future were rhetorically exhumed and conceived in order to (re)construct Hamilton. Material and discursive spaces of the cityscape were inhabited by images of a 'citified' Modern Man: the fabled Businessman and his derivatives. Images of masculine bodies offer an insight into constructions of gendered identity. Their 'suited' and impervious bodily boundaries reflect the rigid confines of 1960s masculinities and the firm geometric designs of Modernist buildings. Analysis of advertisements and photographs reveal bodily performances that maintain this identity while establishing an urban and masculine corporeality. A number of 'other' identities were excluded by dominant urban masculinity and offer areas for future research.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikatoen_NZ
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dc.subjectmodernityen_NZ
dc.subjectHamiltonen_NZ
dc.subject1960sen_NZ
dc.subjectmasculinityen_NZ
dc.subjectgenderen_NZ
dc.subjectarchitectureen_NZ
dc.subjectidentityen_NZ
dc.subjectmaleen_NZ
dc.subjectmasculineen_NZ
dc.subjectcivicen_NZ
dc.subjectcityen_NZ
dc.subjectbusinessmanen_NZ
dc.subjectbusinessmenen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleThe Man from the Future: Traces of Masculinity and Modernity from Hamilton in the 1960s.en_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)en_NZ
uow.date.accession2007-03-06T13:40:19Zen_NZ
uow.date.available2007-08-21T16:45:15Zen_NZ
uow.identifier.adthttp://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20070306.134019en_NZ
uow.date.migrated2009-06-09T23:31:29Zen_NZ
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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