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 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.
Introduction.- Chapter Two. #Notallmen, #menenism, Manospheres and Unsafe Spaces: Overt and Subtle Masculinism in Anti-"PC" Discourse.- Chapter Three: Real Victims, Real Men, Real Feminists, Real Sluts. The persistent masculinist collapse of gender-based violence discourses.- Chapter Four: Muscular humanitarian intervention.- Chapter Five: Drones and the politics of protection.- Conclusion.