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NORMA - International Journal for Masculinity Studies

NORMA - International Journal for Masculinity Studies

Volume 10, Issue 3-4, 2015 Special Issue: War, violence and masculinities Edited by Ann-Dorte Christensen and Palle Rasmussen

The evolution and social constitution of masculinities are intimately linked to violence and to warfare as an organised field of violent practices. The present issues of NORMA explore the mutual influences between violence, war and masculinities, the forms these have taken in different social and cultural contexts and the implications for masculinity research. The issues cover a range of historical and current topics, cases and analytical approaches. The contributions fall into the following four themes: violent masculine rituals and how contemporary societies cope with extreme violence against women; popular written and visual fiction about war and masculine rationalities; gender relations in social movements of rebellions and national transformation and finally masculinity in civil society under conditions of war.


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