International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

Afterword: Hegemonic Masculinities in International Politics

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Feminist approaches to international politics, which the fine articles in the current issue of Men and Masculinities represent so engagingly, explore the ways in which masculinized contests and privileges serve to create clubs, whose members sometimes aspire to create whole worlds, though they rarely succeed in this ambition. Feminized support roles inside a movement begin to be challenged by the movement's women activists. Taking seriously this dynamism and instability--as well as, of course, the processes of stubborn entrenchment--in the relationships between myriad constructions of masculinity and of femininity has been transforming the academic field of international relations. Because the international is always locally grounded, comparative cross-national research and investigations of international political processes will always feed each other. This is one of the reasons that the feminist-informed students of international politics intentionally blur the lines, as the authors here have done, between the academic fields of comparative politics and international relations.

Publication Title

Men and Masculinities

Publication Date

4-1-2008

Volume

10

Issue

4

First Page

457

Last Page

459

ISSN

1097-184X

DOI

10.1177/1097184X07306746

Keywords

hegemonic masculinities, international politics, femininity, political processes

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology

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