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Patriarchies, The Hegemony of Men and/or Performativity, Normativity, Exclusions and Hegemonic Fixations?: The intricate question of how to methodologically and analytically deal with (new?) forms of power, hierarchies and hegemonies in Critical Research On Men and Masculinity
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Education.
2009 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract

In feminist research on men and masculinities a lot of different analytic concepts and methods could be found. To catch and understand how mens privileges and power positions are constituted, upheld and reproduced scholars have often use and also combine different concepts as Patriarchy/patriarchies, The Hegemony/Hegemonies of Men, Performativity, Heteronormativity, Discourse Theory and Intersectionality. In this paper are three commonly used concepts, which also in some ways are connected to each other, examined: Patriarchy/ies, Hegemony/ies and Discourse Theory, the development of Gramscis hegemony concept. The concepts are compared and their potential to catch and explain the ongoing reproduction of (certain) mens power positions are discussed. It is argued that all to some extent are fruitful, but also have important lacks. These lacks can in some ways be handled, by elaborating and combining the concepts with each other and integrating them with other concepts, that in new and fruitful ways make it possible to explore and describe the complex forms of male power and gender hierarchies now constituted and spread. In the last part I exemplify how I have combine the three examined power concepts with Metronormativity, a norm and analytic category highlighted by Judith Halberstam, in research on boys, masculinity and schooling. This combination has made it possible to explore how critical feminist and masculinity theories/research have been appropriated and today are used for explaining and dealing with certain phenomenon. Further have this combination made me aware of how, which I find both annoying and political important, feminists and critical gender- and masculinity scholars and researchers today also actively are taking part in the constructions of new gender hierarchies and the practices where historical constituted forms male power and masculinity concepts are reproduced in new and more subtle ways.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009.
Keywords [en]
Masculinity, theory, method, men, hegemony, patriarchy, metronormativity
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Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-11093OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-11093DiVA, id: diva2:494659
Conference
paper presenterat på konferensen Feminist Research Methods. An International Conference, Stockholm University 4-6 February 2009
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Maskulinitet på schematAvailable from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2013-06-12Bibliographically approved

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