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Jane Parpart & Kevin Partridge

In: The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory

Chapter 32: Soldiering on: Pushing Militarized Masculinities into New Territory

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Soldiering on: Pushing Militarized Masculinities into New Territory
Soldiering on: Pushing militarized masculinities into new territory
JaneParpart and KevinPartridge
Introduction

The idea of multiple masculinities has been widely used and debated within the field of masculinity studies. This includes research within the military and within the discipline of International Relations (IR). Militarized masculinity has been theorized as a specific form of masculinity that is described as hegemonic because it is focused on creating a widely accepted dominance over other people, especially women, children and subordinate males, within a patriarchal gender order and is associated with activities that are seen as largely male, such as combat and rape (Basham, 2013; Belkin, 2012; Higate, 2007). In this chapter we locate militarized masculinities within the much broader field of multiple masculinities ...

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