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Much research has been conducted to date considering the construction of identity in many disciplines. However this essay explores Irish men’s construction of their identity in tandem with their lived existence in the social world. The interrelations and influences of their family, friends, peers and the media, ultimately human interdependency itself, all serve as potential cues upon which young men borrow to craft their own masculine identity.
Duffy, D.: 'The Negotiation and Consumption of Mediated Masculinities in the Artistry of the Male Self' in Magennis, C. and Mullen, R. (eds.) Irish Masculinities: Critical Reflections on Literature and Culture. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, Forthcoming 2011.