Masculinities, Intersectionality and Transnational Memories

  • Pauline StoltzEmail author
Part of the Memory Politics and Transitional Justice book series (MPTJ)


The transnational dynamics of memories of violence are an important focus if we want to understand the constraints surrounding gendered resistance to denials of responsibility. I argue that it is fruitful to combine postcolonial and intersectional perspectives with the concept of hegemonic masculinities and with a methodological intervention into narratives of transnational memories in order to take seriously the politics of location, which is important when we study the constraints that affect resistance to denials. I show how such transnational dynamics influence the opportunities for male postcolonial migrants from different generations to resist hegemonic projects of masculinity, Eurocentrism and racism as well as silences about possible historical injustices by using examples from the Dutch novel The Interpreter from Java [De tolk van Java] by Alfred Birney (2016).


Masculinities Hegemonic masculinity Intersectionality Transnational memories Postcolonialism 


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  1. 1.Department of Politics and SocietyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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