DBF 13 - tend to stand closer to people they see as...

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1. http://bagnewsnotes.typepad.com/bagnews/images/LeBron-Vogue- Cover.jpg 2. I kept searching all sources that the instruction gave on Google. A Vogue’s cover that showing Gisele and LeBron caught my attention and it could perfectly describe the gender role as well. “Strong and slim” was what I got from this image. 3. The body postures of Gisele and LeBron in this magazine cover conform to the context of Devor’s analysis of gender norms. You could see Gisele in this image was like a little girl. She closed her legs, stood close to LeBron, and minimized spatial use. All these actions matched what Devor said in his essay. People appear feminine when they keep their arms closer to their bodies, their legs closer together…other people also
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Unformatted text preview: tend to stand closer to people they see as feminine (569). LeBron looked like an aggressive basketball player in this image. He was shouting and trying to extend his body as large as possible. Also, his hand was holding Gisele. That seemed like LeBron desired to dominate over Gisele. According to Devor’s claim: “Typical masculine body postures tend to be expansive and aggressive” (571). As you can see, the signs of masculinity express a position of social power and dominance. Work cited: Devor, Aaron. Signs of Life in the U.S.A.: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers. Eds. Sonia Massik and Jack Solomon. 6th ed. Boston: Bedford, 2009. 567-72. Print....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2011 for the course ENGL 102 taught by Professor Ninabayer during the Fall '10 term at Edmonds Community College.

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