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Masculinities & Social Change
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.226
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  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
ISSN (Print) 2014-3605
Published by Hipatia Press Homepage  [14 journals]
  • Male Directed Sexual Violence in Conflict: A Challenge for Gender Studies

    • Authors: Robert O'Mochain
      Pages: 1 - 24
      Abstract: In recent years, extensive empirical data has indicated that acts of severe sexual assault are being perpetrated against large numbers of men in many areas of conflict around the world. In spite of such data, recognition of this problem within gender studies remains limited. This is due to many reasons including the opposition of a variety of feminism that is reluctant to acknowledge male victimhood. This paper argues that feminist reservations about a focus on male-directed sexual violence in conflict are unfounded, especially as adherence to dichotomous gender models of “male equals perpetrator/female equals victim” ignores the comparable suffering of male survivors. A feminist analysis is enriched and complemented by a focus on male survivors and on the gendered power relations that operate among men.
      PubDate: 2018-02-21
      DOI: 10.17583/mcs.2018.2986
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Full Issue

    • Authors: Oriol Rios
      Pages: 1 - 109
      PubDate: 2018-02-21
      DOI: 10.17583/mcs.2018.3294
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Argentine Hetero-Hegemonic Masculinism and its Strategy from Cyberactivism

    • Authors: Gabriela Bard Wigdor, Mariana Loreta Magallanes
      Pages: 25 - 51
      Abstract: The present work deals with the cyberactivist masculinist groups in Argentina, analyzed from the cross between gender studies and the Internet. The objective is to identify, visualize and deconstruct the arguments that support the online practices of two hetero-hegemonic groups with presence on the local network: 'United Men' and 'Machos Alfa'. On this aim, a qualitative methodology was used based on the non- participant observation of the virtual public spaces, as well as the discursive analysis of its posts in social network sites. As a result, on the basis of their arguments, we identify the recurrence of three elements linked to feminist discussion topics: gender dysphoria, parental alienation syndrome and the defense of the nuclear family model. We argue that the actions of these groups are oriented both to delegitimizing feminist claims and reacting to the advance of sexual and gender rights. We reflect on the reprivatization of these rights and the reproduction of the dominant capitalist hetero-patriarchal system.
      PubDate: 2018-02-21
      DOI: 10.17583/mcs.2018.2827
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • They didn’t Give me Kisses. Chilhood and Education of Masculinity in the
           Spanish Postwar Period

    • Authors: Miriam Sonlleva Velasco, Luis Mariano Torrego Egido
      Pages: 52 - 81
      Abstract: From the end of the decade of 1930, Spain was subjected to an iron distinction of sexes. The Franco dictatorship created two molds: one for man and one for woman. Education became the potter who, through his teachings, was shaping those gender models. The conversion of the scholar into a man or woman according to their sex and the assumption of the roles, stereotypes and meanings that this appropriation implied was the goal of education in those years. Many studies have explored how postwar girls were turned into self-sacrificing women thanks to the educational influences they received, but there are hardly any researches that try to problematize the role played by the school in the reproduction of the masculinity model promoted by the Regime. The work that we present, parts of the review of the existing literature on masculinity in the Franco regime to enter the knowledge of the male education of those years. The childhood memories of two postwar children and the memories of their experiences will allow us to identify and value the model of masculinity in which they were educated.
      PubDate: 2018-02-21
      DOI: 10.17583/mcs.2018.2560
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Portrayals of Caring Masculinities in Fiction Film: The Male Caregiver in
           Still Mine, Intouchables and Nebraska.

    • Authors: Núria Araüna, Iolanda Tortajada, Cilia Margareta Willem
      Pages: 82 - 102
      Abstract: This article analyzes the male caregiving characters Driss in Intouchables (2011), Craig in Still Mine (2012) and David in Nebraska (2013) in terms of hegemonic masculinity and its variations (Connell 1990; Connell and Messerschmidt 2005). Caregiving is a complex social situation normally assumed within kinship relationships, and traditionally attributed to women. We briefly review feminist analysis of caregiving since the 1970s (Fine and Glendinning 2005), and use critical studies on men and masculinities to show that the uptaking of caring tasks by men would and is contributing to equality between women and men (Elliott 2015).  We have looked at the portrayal of the male caregivers in these films, and if and how they challenge hegemonic masculinity in terms of positive experiences. Our findings show that despite the tension men experience between giving in to and challenging patriarchal privilege of a care-free life, strategies such as humour, complicity, outdoor action and a general concern for the dignity of the care-receiver can be identified as some of these features of (imagined) caring masculinities and open new spaces for defining care as a gender neutral activity.
      PubDate: 2018-02-21
      DOI: 10.17583/mcs.2018.2749
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • The Dynamics of Masculinity in Contemporary Spanish Culture

    • Authors: Ricardo Palmeiro
      Pages: 103 - 105
      PubDate: 2018-02-21
      DOI: 10.17583/mcs.2018.3275
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Hombres y Políticas de Igualdad de Género: Una Agenda en

    • Authors: Fernando Bolaños
      Pages: 106 - 108
      PubDate: 2018-02-21
      DOI: 10.17583/mcs.2018.3244
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • List of Reviewers 2017

    • Authors: Oriol Rios
      First page: 109
      PubDate: 2018-02-21
      DOI: 10.17583/mcs.2018.3282
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
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