New age: Same old men: Constructing the 'New Man' in the Australian media

McKay, Jim and Ogilvie, Emma (1999) New age: Same old men: Constructing the 'New Man' in the Australian media. Mattoid, 54 18-35.


Author McKay, Jim
Ogilvie, Emma
Title New age: Same old men: Constructing the 'New Man' in the Australian media
Formatted title
New age: Same old men: Constructing the ‘New Man’ in the Australian media
Journal name Mattoid
ISSN 0314-5913
Publication date 1999
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 54
Start page 18
End page 35
Total pages 18
Place of publication Geelong, VIC, Australia
Publisher The School of Literacy and Communication Studies and the Centre for Research in Cultural Communications, Deakin University
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject C1
379901 Gender Specific Studies
750303 Gender
Formatted abstract
From our perspective, it is imperative not to view the seemingly endless proliferating men's movements in terms ofan 'us versus them' struggle, in which 'Men are reduced to a gender with no redeeming qualities and women [are] regarded as blameless in the maintenance of gender-Stratified societies' (Davis 236). We believe that changing men is both a desirable and important political goal and that there are pressing 'men's issues' that men need to confront (eg, men's violence against other men and women; men's appalling health standards; high rates of crime, suicide, and unemployment among teenage boys).

If men really want to make substantial changes to themselves and in their relationships with other men and women, then they need to abandon their futile search for the fictitious 'deep masculine'. Instead, men need to redirect their journey outward in ways that individually and collectively transform the oppressive homophobic and misogynous gender regimes of everyday life.
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
 
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