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This article considers peer fighting between lower middle-class Javanese schoolboys with a view to describing the masculine habitus referenced in local collective violence. Acknowledging the long history of heroic warfare and factionalism in Java, the data points to the pleasurable sense of...
Mexican men of different generations, exposed to different cultural ideas about sex, manliness and marriage, often hold divergent ideas about how men’s sexuality should change over the life course. Based on 250 interviews with male urology patients at an urban Mexican hospital, this article...
This article examines the relationships between food and masculinity as experienced by Palestinian men, citizens of Israel. Their preoccupation with food reveals issues of masculinity and identity via two complementary streams. By defining domestic cooking as a feminine task, Palestinian men...
Drawing from ethnographic data, this article analyzes how the ‘‘fag’’ identity and the epithet ‘‘pussy’’ relate to high school wrestlers’ constructions of masculinity. Empirically, this research illuminates two dynamics: (1) how wrestlers achieve normative masculinity by...
Using a poststructural framework, this article critically examines how young men (13—15 years) actively fashion embodied masculine subjectivities by taking up available subject positions within discourse. The study employed semistructured focus groups and interviews with thirty-two participants...
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