Troubling Masculinities: Changing Patterns of Violent Masculinities in a Society Emerging from Political Conflict

Fidelma Ashe, Ken Harland

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Abstract

Men’s dominance of the political and military dimensions of theNorthern Ireland conflict has meant that the story of the conflict has generally been a story about men. Ethnonationalist antagonism reinforced men’s roles as protectors and defenders of ethnonational groups and shaped violent expressions of masculinities. Due to the primacy of ethno-nationalist frameworks of analysis in research on the conflict, the relationships between gender and men’s violence have been under-theorized. This article employs the framework of Critical Studies of Men and Masculinities to examine these relationships and also explores the changing patterns of men’s violence in Northern Ireland.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-762
JournalStudies in Conflict and Terrorism
Volume37
Issue number9
Early online date12 Aug 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2014

Keywords

  • Masculinities
  • Political Conflict
  • Violence
  • Northern Ireland

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