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Journal Cover Masculinities & Social Change
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   ISSN (Print) 2014-3605
   Published by Hipatia Press Homepage  [14 journals]
  • Ways of Masculinity in Online Dating Profiles: the Cases of and

    • Authors: Eva Espinar-Ruiz, Ismael Ocampo
      Pages: 196 - 216
      Abstract: The analysis of masculinity has been a topic of growing interest in recent decades. Its study has incorporated a wide and diverse range of research areas and themes, including the representation of gender relations and identities on the Internet. Specifically, this article concerns the research area related to online dating websites and aims to compare the principal current tendencies related to identity -as provided by research on masculinity- with the way that men present themselves on two Spanish dating websites: and These types of virtual spaces have specific characteristics that facilitate the analysis of the masculine ideal among their users; or at least the characteristics that these men consider attractive to women. This research was carried out through a qualitative analysis supported by Atlas-ti. The principal results highlight the presence of traces of the so called egalitarian masculinity within predominant forms of traditional masculinity, characterized by a minimal process of reflection and introspection on the part of users of these websites. 
      PubDate: 2017-10-21
      DOI: 10.17583/mcs.2017.2709
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 3 (2017)
  • Full Issue

    • Authors: Oriol Rios
      Pages: 196 - 307
      PubDate: 2017-10-21
      DOI: 10.17583/mcs.2017.3035
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 3 (2017)
  • Masculinities and Emotions as Sociocultural Constructions: A Bibliometric

    • Authors: Juan Carlos Ramírez Rodríguez, María del Pilar Gómez González, Norma Celina Gutiérrez de la Torre, Marcela Viridiana Sucilla Rodríguez
      Pages: 217 - 256
      Abstract: It was conducted a literature review on the relationship between masculinities and emotions, both understood as social constructs that respond to particular contexts. The principal aim is to describe the scientific production considering some parameters proposed by bibliometric studies. A comprehensive search of articles based on the definition of specific keywords and criteria according to a wide variety of databases of full text documents. The results of the systematization review show a very slow growth of these studies since the year 2000. More than a half of the studies were carried out in only two countries. There is a predominance of qualitative approach, particularly theoretical methods, such as ethnography, grounded theory and social constructionism. From the topics discussed in each of the studies, we propose a categorization to describe them and discuss implications of the emotions in the configuration of masculinities.
      PubDate: 2017-10-21
      DOI: 10.17583/mcs.2017.2734
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 3 (2017)
  • Analysing Masculinity from the Key Theoretical Lenses and Searching for
           Linkages with Violence against Women

    • Authors: Anisur Rahman Khan, Shahriar Khandaker
      Pages: 257 - 287
      Abstract: In recent years, masculinity has become an imperative and influential academic discourse in the domain of gender studies. Despite having been explained and theorised from a number of perspectives, it lacks overall clarity and vary widely across different social and cultural contexts. Keeping that perspective in mind, this study drawing a rigorous review of the literature and reflexive analysis has synthesized prominent and pertinent theoretical issues concerning masculinity with the objective of having a succinct as well as methodical understanding of masculinity. This study also aims at developing the linkage between masculinity and violence against women. Despite being viewed as a cause of violence against women; theoretical notions of masculinity and its relation with violence against women remain largely understudied. Overall, the findings of the study confirm that masculinity as a concept is expressed through certain socially accepted ideologies and practices and there are at least three major theoretical developments concerning masculinity. When applied, each of these theories can individually stand as a reason for violence against women. The nexus between masculinity and violence against women is very proximate, and masculinity appears to be a very dominating force for perpetuating violence against women. Nonetheless, further wider empirical studies on masculinity and its relation to violence against women can draw new insights on the issues and enrich the gender studies discipline.
      PubDate: 2017-10-21
      DOI: 10.17583/mcs.2017.2593
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 3 (2017)
  • Masculinity and Rhythmic Gymnastics. An Exploration on the Transgression
           of Gender Order in Sport

    • Authors: Joaquín Piedra
      Pages: 288 - 303
      Abstract: Patriarchal dominance in our Western society has oppressed not only women but it has also isolated many men who did not comply with hegemonic masculinity patterns. The aim of this study is to know and analyse the experiences of a group of boys who practise rhythmic gymnastics, traditionally linked to the feminine reality. Within this interpretative paradigm, eight interviews has been done to gymnasts (8-19 years old), who practise rhythmic gymnastics in a competitive or amateur level. The boys express the familiar support that they have had when deciding to practise a traditionally feminine sport. However, many gymnasts have been insulted or mocked by other boys. Therefore, it is important to work with families in order to eliminate stereotypes and prejudices in this masculine discipline in the future. Similarly, rhythmic gymnastics must be promoted among boys, since a higher presence of boys in clubs would ease their reception among girls. 
      PubDate: 2017-10-21
      DOI: 10.17583/mcs.2017.2733
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 3 (2017)
  • Misogyny Online. A Short (and Brutish) History

    • Authors: Bea Villarejo
      Pages: 304 - 305
      PubDate: 2017-10-21
      DOI: 10.17583/mcs.2017.3033
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 3 (2017)
  • Masculinity and Aspiration in the Era of Neoliberal Education

    • Authors: Garazi Lopez de Aguileta
      Pages: 306 - 307
      PubDate: 2017-10-21
      DOI: 10.17583/mcs.2017.3019
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 3 (2017)
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