Rural Masculinity

Authored by: Berit Brandth , Marit S. Haugen

Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

Print publication date:  May  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138804371
eBook ISBN: 9781315753041
Adobe ISBN: 9781317619864

10.4324/9781315753041.ch35

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Abstract

In the mid-1990s scholars began to examine the gendered character of rural men’s lives and experiences. The study of men and masculinities grew out of feminist approaches to research on rural society and has over the years adapted to the changing theoretical orientation of gender studies in the social sciences more generally. In the two decades since the field emerged, studies of rural masculinity have produced a rich body of literature. As a result, there is an abundance of perspectives and topics to be explored.

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