Addressing the relationship between masculinity, war, and violence, this book covers these themes broadly and across different disciplines. These analyses are located at different levels: public policies at the macro level; resistance and independence movements at the meso level; and masculine subjectivities, processes of mobilization, and radicalization at the micro level.
The ten contributions encompass four recurring themes: violent masculinities and how contemporary societies and regimes cope with traditional violent rituals and extreme violence against women; popular written and visual fiction about war and masculine rationalities; gender relations in social movements of rebellion and national transformation; and masculinity in civil society under conditions of war and post-war. Taking into account different geographical contexts, the book emphasizes the relationship between the local and the global as well as the importance of understanding gender and masculinity in their intersectional interrelations with religion, race, ethnicity, class, and locality. This book was originally published as a special issue of NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies.
Introduction: War, violence and masculinities Ann-Dorte Christensen and Palle Rasmussen
1. Occupying masculinities: fathering in the Palestinian territories Ravi Gokani, Aline Bogossian and Bree Akesson
2. Understanding masculine identity among anti-war veterans Anjel Stough-Hunter and Julie Hart
3. War-image as affect, war-image as spectacle in turn-of-the-millennium Hollywood: how are violent masculinities expressed? Terrance H. McDonald
4. Sounds of the Cold War: gendered submarine narratives Irian Novikova
5. Black radical masculinities in American warfare: reconfiguring resistance in the body of Muhammad Ali towards exile Johnny Jones
6. Violent potentials: exploring the intersection of violence and masculinity among the Bugkalot Henrik Hvenegaard Mikkelsen and Thomas Friis Søgaard
7. The Tupamaros: re-gendering an ungendered guerrilla movement Gabriela Gonzalez-Vaillant
8. Militarized masculinities, heroes and gender inequality during and after the nationalist struggle in Zimbabwe Jane L. Parpart
9. Making men and masculinities visible: a macro level enquiry into conceptualizations of gender and violence in Indian policies Shannon Philip