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East Asian Masculinities
East Asian masculinities

The recent expansion of research on men and masculinities is phenomenal. One after another, different aspects of the social construction of masculinity in various moments and milieus have been disclosed. Most of the research published in the English-speaking world, however, comes from within the Western world and from Western perspectives. Although it is important to consider the construction of masculinity in the worldwide context with the background of globalization (Connell, 2000), non-Western masculinities are likely to be distant from the concerns of international academic work, both in terms of the object of knowledge and the viewpoint. East Asia is no exception, even though it contains one of the three great economic powers in the world. Research on East Asian masculinities ...

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