Some disputes surrounding masculinity as a legitimate category of historical inquiry in the study of late antiquity

Stewart, Michael Edward (2014) Some disputes surrounding masculinity as a legitimate category of historical inquiry in the study of late antiquity. Masculinities: a journal of identity and culture, 1 77-91.

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Author Stewart, Michael Edward
Title Some disputes surrounding masculinity as a legitimate category of historical inquiry in the study of late antiquity
Journal name Masculinities: a journal of identity and culture
ISSN 2148-3841
Publication date 2014-02
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 1
Start page 77
End page 91
Total pages 15
Place of publication Denizli, Turkey
Publisher Initiative for Critical Studies of Masculinity
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract This paper examines the growth and some of the disputes surrounding “masculinity” as a legitimate category for both social and more traditional scholars seeking to understand Late Antiquity. It shows how investigations of masculinity often serve a political purpose. Some researchers delve into a topic such as “homosexuality” as a way of revealing how particular societies such as ancient Greece and Rome had greater tolerance towards same-partner sex than their modern counterparts. This agenda helps to explain why many studies on Late Antique masculinity focus on men as sexual beings. It might also account for the reluctance by some academics to accept social history as a legitimate historical tool.
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