publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Hegemonic Masculinity and the Possibility of Change in Gender Relations

Duncanson, Claire;
Open Access English
  • Published: 11 May 2015
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Hegemonic masculinity was introduced as a concept which, due to its understanding of gender as dynamic and relational, and of power as consent, could explain both the persistence of male power and the potential for social change. Yet, when hegemonic masculinity is applied in empirical cases, it is most often used to demonstrate the way in which hegemonic masculinity shifts and adopts new practices in order to enable some men to retain power over others. This is especially so in feminist International Relations, particularly studies of military masculinities, where shifts toward “softer” military masculinities such as the “tough and tender” soldier-scholar demons...
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free text keywords: hegemonic masculinity, gender relations, social change, militaries, Gender studies, Pessimism, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Sociology, Social psychology, Masculinity, International relations
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Hegemonic Masculinity and the Possibility of Change in Gender Relations

Duncanson, Claire;