Nicolo Gentile BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Just Do It, Already: Exercises in the Performance of Health and Masculinity

Just Do It, Already suggests that we can usefully approach the demystification of the ideologies of masculinity and health through the language of athletic discipline and weight training programs. Through the synecdochic trope in which muscles of the body and the environmental pressures imposed upon them in athletic conditioning are compared with the body and the social pressures of gender constitution and health obligations imposed upon it in ideological structures, congruent operations and their consequent effects may be isolated, critically engaged, and challenged. These operations include repetition, rupture and repair and are the processes through which both muscles of the body and the body undergo growth and development to adapt in relation to external pressures. The awareness of these practices and the body’s engagement with them are critical tools to reject oppressive expectations of masculinity and fitness and further inscription to hegemonic institutions of gender and health.

Cory Denmark BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Qathi Hart BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Tiara Johnson BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Andrew Bardana BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Elizabeth Kerner BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Erin Fox BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Hill Hudson BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Gabi De Leon BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Elias Parise BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Mikola Accuardi BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Shannon Willis BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Anna Lee Larimore BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Daniel Mackin BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Johnny Ray Alt BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Laurel Cook BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Zack Dixon BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Jeffrey Harris BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Jonathan Gregg BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Erica Treadway BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Madelyn Freeman BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Erin Martinez BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Andrea De Leon BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Erika Ross BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Joe Noreen BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Kris Clouse BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Jiselle Crawford BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Tori Meader BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Micah Fischer BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Clinton Chambers BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Nicolo Gentile BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Austin Turley BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Courtney Coles BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Matthew Seely BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Ashley Cluver BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Catharine Hoch BFA Thesis Fall 2013

Frank Dineyazhe BFA Thesis Fall 2013