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(Re)Constructing Men`s Interests

Pease, Bob 2002, (Re)Constructing Men`s Interests, Men and masculinities, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 165-177, doi: 10.1177/1097184X02005002003.

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Title (Re)Constructing Men`s Interests
Author(s) Pease, Bob
Journal name Men and masculinities
Volume number 5
Issue number 2
Start page 165
End page 177
Publisher Sage Publications, Inc.
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA
Publication date 2002
ISSN 1097-184X
Keyword(s) men’s interests
changing men
feminism
objective interests
material interests,
Summary Do men have too much to lose to be reliable allies with women in challenging patriarchy? This article addresses this question by exploring feminist views about the “man question” and reflecting on a dialogue in a pro-feminist electronic discussion group about whether it is men’s interests to change. It challenges the viewthat men, as individuals, have objective interests that arise as a consequence of being men in a patriarchal
society and argues that while men may construct interests toward their own material well being, they may also construct ideal interests that are formed by support for more abstract principles. It is thus suggested that men formulate a sense of having particular interests and that they behave on the basis of this formulation. The implications of this view for reconstructing men’s interests toward support for feminism are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1097184X02005002003
Field of Research 169901 Gender Specific Studies
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, Sage Publications, Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004251

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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