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The Persistence of Global Masculinism

Discourse, Gender and Neo-Colonial Re-Articulations of Violence

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Lucy Nicholas, Christine Agius
    Pages 1-29
  3. Lucy Nicholas, Christine Agius
    Pages 89-114
  4. Lucy Nicholas, Christine Agius
    Pages 115-140
  5. Lucy Nicholas, Christine Agius
    Pages 141-151
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 153-189

About this book

Introduction

‘Surrounded as we are by a masculinized populism that continues to enable insecurity, violence, and oppression, this book demonstrates the depth and breadth of the lineages that facilitate these masculinist practices.’
- Brent J. Steele, University of Utah, USA

‘This book shows how reactionary movements systematically mobilize masculine resentment, and how that links up with broader structures of patriarchy, white supremacy, and colonialism. It is essential for scholars, writers and journalists seeking to fully understand antifeminism as a political and ideological force.’
- Jason Wilson, Columnist and Journalist at The Guardian

This book examines whether we are witnessing the resilience, persistence and adaptation of masculinist discourses and practices at both domestic and international levels in the contemporary global context. Beginning with an innovative conceptualisation of masculinism, the book draws on interdisciplinary work to analyse its contours and practices across four case studies. From the anti-feminist backlash that can be found in various men’s rights movements, and responses to gender-based and sexual violence, to the masculinist underpinnings of human rights discourse, and modes of intervention to protect, including drone warfare. This interdisciplinary work will appeal to students and scholars of gender studies, security and international relations, and sociology.

Lucy Nicholas is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Swinburne University, Australia. 

Christine Agius is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Swinburne University, Australia. 





Keywords

feminist ethics queer ethics Gender inequality Politics of protection Military humanitarian intervention Drone warfare Activism Antifeminism Anti-gay backlash masculinism discourse men’s rights alt-right misogyny gender-based violence sexual violence slutwalk drones warfare intersectionality

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologySwinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Politics and HistorySwinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia

About the authors

Lucy Nicholas is Senior Lecturer and Discipline Coordinator in Sociology at Swinburne University, Australia. Her research focuses on gender and sexual diversity, gender, feminist, queer and social theory. Lucy’s first book received a special commendation for the Raewyn Connell prize for best first book in Sociology.

Christine Agius is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, and Director of the Identity Research Network Swinburne University, Australia. Christine’s research focuses on security, identity, and Nordic politics.


 

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Reviews

“In this dynamic, interdisciplinary, empirically rich and analytically provocative book, Nicholas and Agius bring attention to the global forces of masculinism that permeate all levels of politics. Surrounded as we are by a masculinized populism that continues to enable insecurity, violence, and oppression in contemporary global politics, this book demonstrates the depth and breadth of the lineages that facilitate, and have facilitated, these masculinist practices. Nicholas and Agius’s analysis shows how we might not only reveal, but politically grapple with, the forces of masculinism today.” (Brent J. Steele, University of Utah, USA, and author of Alternative Accountabilities in Global Politics: the Scars of Violence, 2013)

“Misogyny and aggrieved male entitlement are the threads that bind together surging far right movements in the United States and elsewhere. Agius’s and Nicholas’s painstaking elucidation of “masculinism” shows how reactionary movements systematically mobilize masculine resentment, and how that links up with broader structures of patriarchy, white supremacy, and colonialism. This book is essential not only for scholars working in this field, but for writers and journalists seeking to fully understand antifeminism as a political and ideological force.” (Jason Wilson, Columnist and Journalist at The Guardian)