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Journal issues, NORMA 6.2

The Norwegian men’s movement in the late 1970s and early 1980s: Retrospection from men involved

Jan-Kåre Breivik

This article documents and discusses the rise of the pro-feminist men’s movement in Norway, Mannebevegelsen, in the late 1970s and its supposed fall in the early 1980s. Through interviews protagonists within and around the movement, and through archival research, the author exposes central tensions, problems and challenges in male liberation. That is, the troubled relationship with feminism, men’s different positions and interests in male liberation and the challenging task of defining and acting out sensitive masculinity.

the 1970s, men’s movement, masculinity, feminism, Norway

NORMA: Nordic Journal for Masculinity Studies 6(2), 141-162.


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