Men and masculinities: Structures, practices, and identities

Jeff Hearn, Sam de Boise, Klara Goedecke

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This chapter reviews empirical and theoretical work within critical studies on men and masculinities (CSMM), drawing on extensive empirical and theoretical studies relevant to psychology and social psychology. The chapter focuses on gender relations and power dynamics, social structures, intersectionality Intersectionality, bodies, practices, and identities, both individual and collective. The chapter first maps the key theoretical developments of CSMM, historically and conceptually, before moving to focus on two important contemporary issues: first, the development of more egalitarian masculinities Masculinity egalitarian masculinity, and, second, the explanations for various non-egalitarian masculinities, such those linked to incel Incel and Alt-Right movements, both online and offline.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Power, Gender, and Psychology
EditorsEileen L. Zurbriggen, Rose Capdevila
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan, Cham
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783031415319
ISBN (Print)9783031415302, 9783031415333
Publication statusPublished - 29 Dec 2023

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