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Hegemonic masculinity in the news

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:06 pm

Don't laugh dammit!

THIS. IS. SCIENCE.

Doing vegetarianism to destabilize the meat-masculinity nexus in La Plata, Argentina
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Journal: Gender, Place & Culture
A Journal of Feminist Geography

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In patriarchal societies where hegemonic masculinity implies an imperative to eat meat, vegetarianism disrupts food culture, raising questions about how vegetarians do, re-do, and rework gender. Analyzing 23 interviews in La Plata, Argentina, I find that the narratives of conversion and social pushback reported by women and men expose gender enactment and social reinforcement of the binary. At times, vegetarians compensate by drawing on scripts of femininities and masculinities that uphold difference, e.g. women cook meat and reassure meat-eaters; men make rationality-based claims and demonstrate strength. Yet in other moments, vegetarians defy attempts to hold them accountable to gendered social expectations. Women, for example, assert authority over their diets; men embody rejection of the meat-masculinity nexus by adopting a worldview that also rejects sexism and racism. I contend that in such a context, we cannot separate the ways people ‘do vegetarianism’ from how they ‘do gender.’ Doing vegetarianism in interactions drives social change, contributing to the de-linking of meat from gender hegemony and revealing the resisting and reworking of gender in food spaces.

Keywords: Food culture, gender performance, identity, meat and masculinities, resistance, veganism and vegetarianism

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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:32 pm

wut???
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Double wut??? ???

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Postby TJrandom » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:31 am

Food spaces? Like grocery stores, refrigerators, pots, pans, dishes, stomachs? These have genders?

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Postby ElectricMonk » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:53 am

I knew eating vegetables are dangerous.
Didn't know that they can destroy my gender identity, too.
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Postby xouper » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:12 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Don't laugh dammit!

Journal: Gender, Place & Culture
A Journal of Feminist Geography


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Perhaps the subtitle of the journal explains a few things.

I tried, but I cannot not laugh.

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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:06 am

xouper: I said don't laugh. ;)
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Postby OlegTheBatty » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:32 pm

Buying in to this hypothesis would require swallowing a lot of bull. :mrgreen:
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Postby TJrandom » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:36 pm

Run from Anne DeLessio-Parson... Mr. Parson.

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Postby Gord » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:10 am

Are we doing euphemisms yet? Meat and two veg, and all that?
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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:12 am

Gord wrote:Are we doing euphemisms yet? Meat and two veg, and all that?


Sounds like patriarchal hegemony if you ask me. :mrgreen:
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Postby Gord » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:04 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Gord wrote:Are we doing euphemisms yet? Meat and two veg, and all that?

Sounds like patriarchal hegemony if you ask me. :mrgreen:

What a load of dirty pillows.
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Re: Hegemonic masculinity in the news

Postby Lance Kennedy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:09 am

What is gonna happen when all our meat comes from tissue culture? My masculinity may suffer. No bull!


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