Men, masculinity and guns: can we break the link? (2009)

01 May 2009
This paper examines how constructions of masculinities and femininities work to legitimate the belief that an acceptable and adequate man is one who is willing and able to coerce others by violent means. It also looks at how the association between power and violence in broader social structures serves to perpetuate gun violence. It argues that a violent masculinity is not inevitable.
Author:
Ella Page
Publisher:
IANSA
Original document:

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