Political masculinities: gender, power, and change in Turkey
Özbay, Cenk and Soybakış, Ozan (2018) Political masculinities: gender, power, and change in Turkey. Social Politics . ISSN 1072-4745 (Print) 1468-2893 (Online) Published Online First http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxy/jxy040
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Politics plays a crucial role in the construction of masculinities. This article examines the workings of political masculinities in Turkey in two categories: conventional party-related political masculinities and the emergence of a cosmopolitan masculinity. This article contributes to, and moves beyond, existing debates on hegemonic masculinity by bringing in political actors and traditions in the lives of ordinary men that are affected by leaders and discourses. We contend that there is a correlation between hegemonic masculinity and political masculinities as they connect and work upon relationality, justification, and persuasion in gender relations, the legitimation of patriarchy, and hierarchical masculinities.
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