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Abstracts, Journal issues, NORMA 3.2


Masculinity studies within the Nordic region are often regarded by those outside the research community as focusing on what can be regarded as “soft” areas of men’s lives; areas such as fatherhood, relationships, emotions or social maladjustment and exclusion. There is some truth in this. Men’s private lives, “new fathers” and male “misfits” have been particular topics of research interest. However, as those familiar with the field know, issues of men’s power and ideal “hegemonic” masculinities, social norms at the very core of our society, have been crucial concerns within Nordic research throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s. Men’s power and networks within public and semipublic organizations such as the police corps, the medical service, large business corporations or fraternal organizations have been under special scrutiny. Read more

NORMA: Nordic Journal for Masculinity Studies 3(2), 83-84


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