Introduction. Gender and masculinities: history, ideologies and daily life

Doron, Assa and Broom, Alex (2014). Introduction. Gender and masculinities: history, ideologies and daily life. In Assa Doron and Alex Broom (Ed.), Gender and masculinities : histories, texts and practices in India and Sri Lanka (pp. 1-13) London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

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Author Doron, Assa
Broom, Alex
Title of chapter Introduction. Gender and masculinities: history, ideologies and daily life
Title of book Gender and masculinities : histories, texts and practices in India and Sri Lanka
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Introduction, foreword, editorial or appendix
Open Access Status
Series Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series
ISBN 9788189643362
9780415725545
Editor Assa Doron
Alex Broom
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Total chapters 9
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The authors have examined masculinities as constructed across a range of contexts: covering colonial rule, kinship and family relations, mythology and religious worship/beliefs, nationalism and political movements, labour relations and migration. Each has taken a case, text or context and explored how gender and masculinities are constructed, reified, contested and performed over time and space. These may, indeed, draw attention to the ongoing need for actors and institutions to define sex-roles and maintain gender identities as stable and neat. But they also reveal the ambivalence characterizing ideas and practices of masculinities as these travel across time and space, and where the tensions between ideals rub against the more hybrid realities of everyday life. Such critical examination, through distanced and scholarly methods, provides an important reminder that the 'trouble with gender' — regardless of industrialization, urbanization, and economic changes — persists, and that masculinities are a central issues in addressing contemporary social inequality.
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