Masculinity in Feminist Thought

Discusses the study of masculinity and its potential benefits for feminist scholarship.

“Language and Masculinity” and “Dislocating Masculinity” are examined for their potential usefulness to feminist studies of language and culture, especially in the light of studies of masculinity which may seem to be non-feminist but which promise new questions for the study of language and gender. It is necessary to separate this research, for a time, from more theoretical or ideological concerns for gender that have become rather automatic.