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Critical Perspectives on Masculinities and Relationalities

In Relation to What?

  • Anneli Häyrén
  • Helena Wahlström Henriksson

Part of the Crossroads of Knowledge book series (CROKNOW)

About this book


This volume explores which relations produce or maintain masculinities and certain gendered systems of power and the consequences of these gender constructions that further gender research. To understand the meanings of masculinity/masculinities and relationalities as critical concepts in gender studies it takes a wide theoretical grip that spans over several research fields. From a feminist perspective, it critically investigates masculinities as relationally constructed by scrutinizing which relations construct masculinity within a certain gendered system of power, such as the nation, the family, or the workplace, and explores how this is done. ‘In relation to what?’ is hence, in spite of its almost vulgar rhetorical simplicity, an important question in investigating and problematizing gender. 


masculinity relationality gender representations fatherhood nationhood doing gender gender studies feminist studies critical theory men's relations masculine positions men's friendships

Editors and affiliations

  • Anneli Häyrén
    • 1
  • Helena Wahlström Henriksson
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Gender ResearchUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Centre for Gender ResearchUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Critical Perspectives on Masculinities and Relationalities
  • Book Subtitle In Relation to What?
  • Editors Anneli Häyrén
    Helena Wahlström Henriksson
  • Series Title Crossroads of Knowledge
  • Series Abbreviated Title Crossroads of Knowledge
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-29011-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80471-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-29012-6
  • Series ISSN 2197-9634
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-9642
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 114
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gender and Education
    Gender Studies
    Gender Studies
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