IJSSH 2013 Vol.3(3): 218-221 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2013.V3.231

Metrosexual Men in Thai Classical Literature

Orathai Piayura
Abstract—The recent trend on gender studies discusses the ‘metrosexual’ man as a new type of men in this decade. These categorized men are perceived as not being masculine. This article, however, illustrates that male bodies and beauty have been related since the olden days. In Thai classical literature, the warrior heroes behave like metrosexual men, as they are concerned about their bodies and beauty whilst being the role models of masculinity. Therefore, a metrosexual man is not a ‘new type’ of men, as he existed many centuries ago in Thai classical literature.

Index Terms—Men’s bodies, metrosexual, thai literature.

The authors are with the Department of Thai, Khon Kaen University Khon Kaen, Thailand (e-mail: orapan@kku.ac.th).

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Cite:Orathai Piayura, "Metrosexual Men in Thai Classical Literature," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 218-221, 2013.

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