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The fantasy of the new man: norm-critique, vulnerability and victimhood
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0172-2609
2022 (English)In: Norma, ISSN 1890-2138, E-ISSN 1890-2146, Vol. 17, no 4, p. 236-251Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, the Swedish gender-equality initiative Men and Gender Equality is analyzed. The goal is to empirically examine some of the affective dimensions at play in the ways in which a ‘norm-critical’ perspective on masculinity is articulated as a solution to gender equality. Our analysis reveals ambivalences operating within the initiative’s use of norm-critical perspectives. Despite the apparent intention to offer men the hope of emancipating themselves from sedimented practices and modes of being men, these end up potentially reinforcing certain assumptions and aspects of extant society. They include (neo-)liberal assumptions about individual responsibility as well as post-feminist and anti-feminist discursive logics and tropes. With a theoretical focus on fantasy, we show how a reformist attempt to reimagine what male identities could be ends up perpetuating certain myths and assumptions that work against the emancipatory vision nurtured within such discourses.

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Routledge, 2022. Vol. 17, no 4, p. 236-251
Keywords [en]
Masculinity, norm-critique, gender equality, political discourse theory, fantasy
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Gender Studies
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gender studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-194571DOI: 10.1080/18902138.2022.2075666ISI: 000802137400001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85131161421OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-194571DiVA, id: diva2:1662308
Available from: 2022-05-31 Created: 2022-05-31 Last updated: 2022-12-19Bibliographically approved

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