Masculinities and Violence, the latest volume in the Research on Men and Masculinities series, takes a sobering look at men and violence. Editor Lee H. Bowker has carefully chosen essays that shed light on the causes and settings of masculine violence. The three essays in Part I lay out the ways in which men learn violence and repeat it. Part II focuses on the ways men victimize women and children. Part III turns to ways men victimize other men. Finally, Part IV looks at men and organizational violence. Understanding the masculinities-violence nexus is crucially important to finding ways to mitigate the masculine tendency to violence. This perceptive volume will be an important resource for all those interested in the field of gender roles, men's studies, and interpersonal violence.

Bureaucratizing Masculinities Among Brazilian Torturers and Murderers

Bureaucratizing Masculinities Among Brazilian Torturers and Murderers

Bureaucratizing masculinities among brazilian torturers and murderers

In 1964 the Brazilian military successfully overthrew elected President Joāo Goulart, ushering in 21 years of military rule. Yet while the Brazilian Government's “dirty war” (1969–1979) against subversion did not kill proportionally as many people as in the Southern Cone—Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay—or Central America—Guatemala and El Salvador—Brazil's national security state did carry out massive repression, employing torture, murder, and “disappearances.” Indeed, just between 1969 and 1974,

institutional violence [was so much] a part of everyday life [in Brazil that] it was difficult to meet a Brazilian who had not come into direct or indirect contact with a torture victim or been the target of a [violent] search-and-arrest operation. (Alves, 1985, p. 125)

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