Robbie Williams: A better man?

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This article presents a history of Robbie Williams. However, the meaning of that word — history — does not convey a seamless narrative of linear, normalizing truths of a great man. Instead, the recent past is fractured, severed and then quilted. Four keypads of culture are pressed. First, an exploration of boy bands is enacted, followed by a survey of masculinity theory, Generation X and dance culture. These four snatches of myth and memory are summoned to offer an innovative trajectory through an un(der) written history of the pop present.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-66
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Cultural Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • boy bands
  • dance culture
  • Generation X
  • men's studies
  • Robbie Williams
  • Take That


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