You know me, I’m fascinated by masculinities online and when I came across this citation I just couldn’t resist! I’m usually a stickler for methodology in gender research but this paper really got me thinking. I’ll admit it’s not my perfect cup of tea…
But it’s pretty close!
Schmitz, R. M., & Kazyak, E. (2016). Masculinities in Cyberspace: An Analysis of Portrayals of Manhood in Men’s Rights Activist Websites. Social Sciences, 5(2), 18.
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Yep, the stats are back this week and they are even better! I took my lunch break to implement the log likelihood ratio that is described in this fascinating paper. It took me less time to code than the blasted chi squared and runs at least 10 times as fast. Here’s how I did it!
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Why and how is black masculinity replicated by white boys in a mixed race US high school? The answer may only be regarding one boy, in one racially charged situation but it does offer some pointers on how masculinity is represented in linguistics.
Bucholtz, M. (1999). You da man: Narrating the racial other in the production of white masculinity. Journal of sociolinguistics, 3(4), 443-460.
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Last week we left off after reading the Introduction and Historical Origins of the Sôshokukei Danshi (or herbivorous men). The insights were prescience and original (to me at least). The final 4 chapters are a mixed bag however. Whilst the chapters dealing the critique directed at Japanese men who reject traditional masculinity propose nothing new, the linguistic analysis of agency is spot on!
Tamaru, C. A. (2012). The “herbivorous” men of Japan: negotiating new masculinities (Doctoral dissertation).
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As this paper is in the form of a doctoral thesis, it’s a little longer than what I’ve been working through up till now. Beyond just the length, there is a greater depth of detail that I get to digest and frankly, this paper is worth digesting. This post is on the first two chapters, an introduction and the ‘Historical Origins of the sôshokukei danshi . These chapters set the scene and give us a background of the cultural landscape that the herbivorous men live in.
Tamaru, C. A. (2012). The” herbivorous” men of Japan: negotiating new masculinities (Doctoral dissertation).
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