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

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29011-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29012-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-9634
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-9642
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