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Displaced Masculinity: Gender and Ethnicity among Iranian men in Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
2009 (English)In: Iranian Studies : journal of the Society for Iranian studies, ISSN 0021-0862, Vol. 42, no 4, 591-609 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Masculinity, like other kinds of social identity, is an ongoing construction in a dialogue between one's self-image and others' perceptions of one. The interplay between ethnicity and masculinity is a main theme in this article. Due to geographical displacement, the Iranian man's masculine identity has been challenged and renegotiated on the one hand by Iranian women's struggle for emancipation and on the other hand by the Swedish mediawork. Iranian men are displaced from the position of having a powerful gaze, which fixed and controlled women into a position of being an object of the gaze of others. The dominant gaze in Sweden makes them (in)visible in the same way their gaze makes women (in)visible in Iran.

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New Haven, Conn.: The Soc. , 2009. Vol. 42, no 4, 591-609 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-42592ISI: 000283013200005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-42592DiVA: diva2:349853
Available from: 2010-09-08 Created: 2010-09-08 Last updated: 2010-12-14Bibliographically approved

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