This project seeks to explore what is expected of the Danish man in the year 2019, regarding gender identity. With a new feministic approach, it explores how the current gender debate effects the discourse of masculinity in Denmark, and what that means for the individual male. This project focuses on how the individual male is affected by the discourse and the gender relations implemented in Danish society. Furthermore, this project seeks to understand what the gender debate means for the individual male and his understanding of himself and his gender identity.
To widen our understanding of how Danish men view their masculinity, in relation to the discourses of Danish society, we have chosen to make an analysis of the book En fandens mand written by Anders Haahr Rasmussen. The book contains a collection of personal stories, interviews and conversations, originated from the author’s own experiences on how challenging it can be to do one's gender, as a man in modern Danish society. The analysis is built upon the theories of Raewyn Connell and Judith Butler. More specifically, Connell’s theory on masculinities and the relations among these, and Butler’s theory on how gender is a social construction and her heterosexual matrix. The analysis will take its beginning by establishing how Rasmussen views and understands the hegemonic masculinity in Danish society in 2019. It then moves on to compare this to the stories in which he, or someone he knows, deviates from said hegemonic masculinity, and how that effects both him and the people around him. Throughout the analysis we will include Michel Foucault's theory on power and discourse alongside using Connell and Butler’s theories.
The analysis is followed by a discussion, that seeks to understand whether Rasmussen’s book can be viewed as criticism of society. Additionally, we want to discuss, whether our findings create a basis for believing in the possibility of a gender-neutral society.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||17 dec. 2019|
|Vejledere||Franziska Bork Petersen|
- Hegemonisk maskulinitet