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ØYstein GullvåG Holter

In: Handbook of Studies on Men & Masculinities

Chapter 2: Social Theories for Researching Men and Masculinities: Direct Gender Hierarchy and Structural Inequality

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Social Theories for Researching Men and Masculinities: Direct Gender Hierarchy and Structural Inequality
Social theories for researching men and masculinities: Direct gender hierarchy and structural inequality
ØYstein GullvåGHolter

While men are frequently the agents of the oppression of women, and in many senses benefit from it, their interests in the gender order are not pregiven but constructed by and within it. Since in many ways men's human needs and capacities are not met within the gender orders of modern societies, they also have a latent “emancipatory interest” in their transformation.

—Caroline New (2001)

Men are encountering the shamefulness of being a man as such and at all…. I suggest that, where shame tends nowadays to be seen as a moral emotion, and to be discussed as an ethical problem, ...

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