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June 11 2021, 0:00am

Private & Public Men: Exploring the construction of masculinities at home and at work

£115 (EB)

The ways gender roles are understood and experienced has changed radically over the last century. While a simple, fixed masculine-feminine binary was once taken for granted, gender is now widely agreed to be a more complex and diverse experience for many. We have seen traditional, orthodox ways of being masculine in Western cultures being challenged by feminism and gay and civil rights movements. And just as more inclusive, emotionally sensitive ways of being masculine are emerging, we are also seeing resistance to change exemplified in the rise of social frameworks that valorise traditional masculine norms of self-reliance, winners-and-losers and homogeneity over diversity.

Last updated: 09 June 2023