Exploring Industrial, Ecomodern, and Ecological Masculinities

Authored by: Martin Hultman

Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment

Print publication date:  June  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415707749
eBook ISBN: 9781315886572
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315886572.ch16

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Abstract

Gender analysis in the field of environmental studies has become increasingly important in recent years, even though some ‘strange silences’ remain (MacGregor 2009). It has opened up new and different perspectives and has demonstrated the need for, among other things, interdisciplinary research on intersectionality (Kaijser and Kronsel 2014), transcorporeality (Alaimo 2010), and ‘naturecultures’ (Haraway 2008). Feminist political ecology and ecofeminism have become prominent approaches to understanding a range of different phenomena, from the feminization of nature to women’s environmental activism. Of less interest within environmental studies have been the roles and experiences of men-qua-men and how different forms of masculinities influence environmental problems. This gap is a curious one, because men have dominated all aspects of environmental research, policy, and politics for much longer than there has been a field called environmental studies.

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