Masculinity, power and height: Prince Charles

Yet another excellent post at Sociological images, this time about the social manufacturing of men’s height.  It is examined through contrasting formal and informal family images of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana.

This effort to make Charles appear taller is a social commitment to the idea that men are taller and women shorter. When our own bodies, and our chosen mates, don’t follow this rule, sometimes we’ll go to great lengths to preserve the illusion.

Read article and view images here.


Categories: Visual Sociology

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