This volume asserts that international politics shapes multiple masculinities rather than one static masculinity, positing an interplay between a hegemonic masculinity (associated with elite, western male power) and other subordinated, feminized masculinities (typically associated with poor men, nonwestern men, men of color, and/or gay men. The wimp factor: gender gaps, holy wars, & the politics of anxious masculinity by stephen ducat much of the mental suffering of my male patients seems to derive from a deep fear of women, as well as the paralyzing dread of the 'feminine' within themselves. Men's studies, often called men and masculinities in academic settings, is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to topics concerning men, masculinity, feminism, gender, and politics it draws upon feminist theory in order to analyze different ideologies having to do with masculinity,  and through such analysis to examine the multiple. The book sexual discretion: black masculinity and the politics of passing, jeffrey q mccune, jr is published by university of chicago press the book sexual discretion: black masculinity and the politics of passing, jeffrey q mccune, jr is published by university of chicago press.
General overview scholars of masculinity discuss men and masculinity as socially constructed rather than focusing on biological universals, social and behavioral scientists investigate the different meanings that masculinity and femininity have in different contexts. The field of masculinities research continues to expand, and has become increasingly complex much of the contemporary analysis of men, masculinity and power has been influenced by the work of a number of profeminist writers who have been leading. Hofstede: masculinity / femininity this dimension focuses on how extent to which a society stress achievement or nurture masculinity is seen to be the trait which emphasizes ambition, acquisition of wealth, and differentiated gender roles. Masculinity was particularly important in eighteenth-century political rhetoric because manhood symbolized power but since the proper structures of power were fiercely debated, so were the qualities of masculinity.
Conroy m (2015) masculinity and femininity in politics: expectations and implications in: masculinity, media, and the american presidency the evolving american presidency series. This ethnographic research uses one year of participant observation and 24 interviews to examine the construction of masculinity among team-members within a highly successful rugby squad, at a high-ranked academic university in england we find that the players and coaches share a sporting field in which variations in their gendered belief systems are sharply contested. Politics and war are crucial to the history of masculinity, yet have been neglected in the emergent historiography of masculinity this book opens up new avenues in gender history by mapping masculinity's part in making revolution, waging war, building nations, and constructing welfare states.
Masculinity and femininity are concepts we layer on top of everything from people to pens to political parties sometimes there’s a middle ground, but often we seem lost without our familiar. And masculinity, according to eldredge, was thoroughly militaristic god created men to long for “a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue” women’s role was a passive one: women yearned to be fought for. Masculinity and femininity are social constructs but in the church, the uncertainty that extends from such constructs has led to a boxed in vision of gender that helps no one.
For more than 20 years, feminist international relations (ir) scholarship has demonstrated the ways in which world politics is gendered-that is, fueled by informal and official presumptions about femininity and masculinity1 ir feminists and other gender scholars have shown the impact of gender in the once rarified realm of national security, from the role of gendered discourse in mobilizing. But masculinity, a dream of power, tends to get more elusive the more intensely it is pursued and the dread of emasculation by opaque economic, political and social forces continued to deepen. Hegemonic masculinity was considered singular and universal, with little acknowledgment given to research-based work that argued for a model of multiple hegemonic masculinities an unintended consequence of efforts to promote gender equity through a focus on men and hegemony has been a recent popular discursive backlash.
The deep masculine that lives in every man creates sanctuary for women, for children, for the elderly, for the weak, for the vulnerable, and for all the diverse expressions of masculinity. Negated masculinity of political institutions and norms has contributed to the exclusion of women from politics—or better: to an inclusion of women in modern democracies that is merely paradoxical. As the reading points out, masculinity was woven as a requirement for politics and ideologies to do with nationalism from the 19th century movements. The focus of my research is the extent that the media plays a role in maintaining this gender hierarchy, where masculinity is the norm and preference in american politics, and in particular in the presidency.
Rw connell opens chapter 9 of masculinities, titled masculinity politics by indicating the fact the public politics is masculine politics in almost every senseeven in western countries women are still heavily underrepresented in power position, with a variety of formal barriers and hidden strategies to keep them out of the public sphere. Political violence, dictatorship, and democracy – are all best understood as masculinist projects, involving masculine institutions, masculine pro- cesses and masculine activities (see pateman 1989 connell 1995. Posts about masculinity written by coppercurls4 many scholars have contested the existence of a clear gender binary there is an increasing amount of research that illustrates that the evidence for dividing humans into the two distinct categories of men and women is problematic and a self-fulfilling prophecy. Second, populist masculinity relies on two concurrent dynamics: that between populist masculinity and its perceived political opponents, and that between its own hierarchical layers.