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Making Masculinities on the Street

Exploring Street Boys’ Everyday Relationships on the Streets of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Thandie Hlabana, Lorraine van Blerk, and Janine Hunter

Masculinity research has seen a shift from essentialist perspectives on gender and power toward relational understandings of the social construction of gender and identity. The work of Raewyn Connell played a unique and significant role in this

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Leisuring Masculinities in British Indian Childhoods

Explorations at the Intersection of Gender Order and Generational Order

Utsa Mukherjee

In this article, I explore leisure-based masculinities of middle-class British Indian boys from the perspective of both the boys and their parents. Leisure-based masculinities here refer to patterns of masculinities that are enacted in the context

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Combustion, Hydraulic, and Other Forms of Masculinity

An Essay Exploring Dominant Values and Representations of the Driver in Driverless Technology

Sarah Redshaw

article presents an analysis of representations of drivers in advertising and promotion of motor vehicles and changes in technology. The dominant representation of the driver is what I refer to as combustion masculinity, where the emphasis in advertising

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The Question of Age in the Construction of Hellenistic Masculinities in Menander

Henrik Berg

The present article discusses the importance of age in the construction of masculinities during the Hellenistic period. Focusing on the comedies of Menander, it aims to show how not only chronological or physical age, but also mental age, that is, maturity, modifies different concepts of masculinity, especially “ideal masculinity.” Other important factors in the construction of gender such as social and economic standing, class and education are also discussed. The relationship between fathers and sons is of particular interest and importance as it exemplifies how the masculinities represented in Menander were dynamic, not only developing but also changing between groups of different age and social importance.

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Navigating Masculinity

Peer Relations and Violence among Eight- to Nine-Year-Old South African Schoolboys

Diloshini Govender and Deevia Bhana

violent relations ( Parkes 2015 ; Ngidi 2022 ). In this study, we examined how eight- to nine-year-old boys situated in a working-class primary school setting in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa, negotiated hegemonic masculinities. We begin with the

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Uncertain Masculinities

Hyperpolymediation and the Advent of (the) Post-Particular Man among Well-Dressed Men on Instagram

Joshua M. Bluteau

This article draws on a 24-month period of digital ethnographic fieldwork to question how new technologies allow for notions of masculinity to be altered and influenced by the digital images that we actively consume and by those that exist

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Embracing a New Day

Exploring the Connections of Culture, Masculinities, Bodies, and Health for Gay Men through Photovoice

Phillip Joy, Matthew Numer, Sara F. L. Kirk, and Megan Aston

Gender, in particular the construction and role of masculinities, is an important component of the lives of gay men and the way they feel about their bodies. Gender can be viewed either as an innate and unchangeable characteristic or as a social

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Beyond the Binary

A Close Reading of Gender-Fluid Masculinities in Gucci's Spring/Summer 2016 Campaign

Judith Beyer

/Summer 2016 collection and campaign as a case study, this article aims to investigate the shifting norms of masculinities in Gucci's fashion design under Michele's creative direction. Understanding fashion as more than a mirror of culture and rather a

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Boyz2Men

Male Migrants’ Attitudes to Homosexuality and What Age Has To Do with It

Katarzyna Wojnicka

In The Men and the Boys Raewyn Connell claims that one of the most significant factors in performing and (self-)defining masculinity is attitudes to and perceptions of non-heterosexuality, especially linked to male homosexuality, and “homophobia

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What Does Masculinity Mean?

Young People's Perspectives on Masculinity in the Mirror of Education in Germany

Johanna M. Pangritz

. Wayne Martino (2014: 30 ) notes in this context that male professionals were presented as a kind of “panacea” to address the problem of the crisis of boys and their masculinity. This remasculinization implies that the supposed negative effects of