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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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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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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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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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Hegemonic Masculinity and “Badness”

How Young Women Bargain with Patriarchy “On Road”

Clare Choak

and Wales are male ( HM Government 2018 ), and that four fifths of those in the youth justice system are men and boys ( Baumgartner 2020 ), it is understandable why there is a clear association between crime, violence, men, and masculinity, rather than

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Cinthia Torres Toledo and Marília Pinto de Carvalho

about the schooling of Black working-class boys within the Brazilian context, a subject still sparsely seen in our national literature. After contextualizing the debate about masculinities and education in Brazil, we introduce a partial analysis from

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“Exfoliation, Cheese Courses, Emotional Honesty, and Paxil”

Masculinity, Neoliberalism, and Postfeminism in the US Hangout Sitcom

Greg Wolfman

ongoing debates around how postfeminism and neoliberalism reformulate notions of men and masculinities ( Cornwall et al. 2016 ; Walker and Roberts 2018 ), examining how masculinities are negotiated within this conjuncture, thereby demonstrating that the

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Raewyn Connell

the time of World War II, the following Cold War, and the shift from European to United States global hegemony. At the time, sex role theory was an exciting development. It offered a credible alternative to the widespread belief that masculinity and