The Conception Of Masculinity And Its Concepts

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The concept of masculinity and attempts at its definition in the previous decades has been continuously re-evaluated and critique by many (Connell, 1995; Kimmel, 1987; Morgan, 1992). However, the challenges to masculinity have come from a number of different social and economic forces including rationalisation o f the work force, the women’s movement and women’s entry to the work sphere and also unemployment. Arising from these challenges came a certain crisis of masculinity where traditional and previously unproblematic notions o f masculinity were now being seen as problematic(Page,

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