29. Masculinity and politics [NEW]

Note: This new section of The Men’s Bibliography focuses on men, masculinities, and formal politics – to do with governments, policy, nation states, and so on. Much of the bibliography addresses ‘politics’ and ‘political’ issues, but this section focuses on parliaments, governments, and so on.

Men, masculinities, and formal politics

Aciksoz, S. C., & Korkman, Z. K. (2017). Grab' Em by the Patriarchy. Anthropology News, 58(3).

Beasley, C., & Elias, J. (2006). Situating Masculinities in Global Politics. Oceanic Conference on International Studies, July 5-7, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Carian, E. K., & Sobotka, T. C. (2018). Playing the Trump Card: Masculinity Threat and the U.S. 2016 Presidential Election. Socius, 4, 2378023117740699.

Cassino, D. (2018). Emasculation, Conservatism, and the 2016 Election. Contexts, 17(1), 48-53.

Cinar, S. (2016). Between Dissidence and Hegemony: The Formation of Socialist Masculinities in Turkey in the 1970s. Central European University.

Clark, Marshall. (2010). Maskulinitas: Culture, gender and politics in Indonesia. Melbourne: Monash University Press.

Conroy, M. (2016). Masculinity, Media, and the American Presidency. Springer.

Cuordileone, Kyle. (2002). Politics in an Age of Anxiety: Masculinity, the Vital Center, and American Political Culture in the Cold War, 1949-1963. Routledge.

Ducat, Stephen. (2004). The Wimp Factor: Gender gaps, holy wars, and the politics of anxious masculinity. Beacon Press.

Dudink, S., Clark, A. K., & Hagemann, K. (eds.) (2007). Representing masculinity: male citizenship in modern Western culture. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. Includes: Napoleon and his colonised “others”: the demise of citizenship in post–revolutionary and Napoleonic history paintings / Melanie Ulz —The first citizen of the state: paternal masculinity, patriotism, and citizenship in early nineteenth–century Prussia / Karen Hagemann—After the republic: citizenship, the military, and masculinity in the making of the Dutch monarchy, 1813–1814 / Stefan Dudink —Political masculinities in the age of nation states and empires —Citizenship and masculinity: the revolutionary citizen–soldier and his legacy /Alan Forrest —Fit to fight but not to vote: masculinity and citizenship in Britain, 1832–1918 / Sonya O. Rose —Back to the monarchy’s glorified past: military discourses on male citizenship and universal conscription in the Austrian Empire, 1868–1914 / Christa Hümmerle —Subjectivity, civic ideals, and figures of ideal manliness: representations of masculinity in late Victorian British sculpture / Alexander Potts

Dudink, Stefan, Karen Hagenamm, and John Tosh. (eds.). (2004). Masculinities in Politics and War: Gendering modern history. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Francis, R. D. (2018). Him, Not Her: Why Working-Class White Men Reluctant About Trump Still Made Him President of the United States. Socius, 4, 2378023117736486.

Greenberg, J. (2006). “Goodbye Serbian Kennedy”: Zoran Dindic and the New Democratic Masculinity in Serbia. East European Politics and Societies, 20(1): 126-151.

Hauch, Gabriella (2000). Gender and Politics in the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) 1986–2000. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften,11(3), 59–82.

Hooper, Charlotte. (2001). Manly States: Masculinities, International Relations, and Gender Politics. New York: Columbia University Press.
Pt. 1. Theorizing Masculinities.
1. The Construction of Gender Identity.
2. Masculinities and Masculinism.
Pt. 2. Masculinities, IR, and Gender Politics.
3. Masculinities in International Relations.
4. The Economist’s Masculine Credentials.
5. The Economist, Globalization, and Masculinities.
6. The Economist/IR Intertext.
Conclusion: IR and the (Re)Making of Hegemonic Masculinity.

Johnson, P. E. (2017). The Art of Masculine Victimhood: Donald Trump’s Demagoguery. Women’s Studies in Communication, 1-22. doi:10.1080/07491409.2017.1346533

Katz, J. (2012). Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood: Interlink Publishing.

Katz, J. (2016). Man Enough?: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity: Interlink Books.

Kováts, E. Questioning Consensuses: Right-Wing Populism, Anti-Populism, and the Threat of ‘Gender Ideology’. Sociological Research Online, 0(0), 1360780418764735.

McCormack, Matthew. (2007). Public Men: Masculinity and Politics in Modern Britain. Palgrave.
Introduction / M.McCormack.
Men, ‘the Public’ and Political History / M.McCormack.
Masculinity as Governance: Police, Public Service and the Embodiment of Authority, c. 1700-1850 / F.Dodsworth.
The Father Governor: the British Administration of Aboriginal People in Port Jackson, 1788-92 / S.Konishi.
‘A Gallant Nation’: Chivalric Masculinity and Irish Nationalism in the 1790s / C.Kennedy.
Politics, Portraiture and Power: Reassessing the Public Image of William Ewart Gladstone / R.Clayton Windscheffel.
W. L. Jackson, Exemplary Manliness and Late-Victorian Popular Conservatism / M.Roberts.
‘Quit Ye Like Men’: Platform Manliness and Electioneering, 1895-1939 / K.Good.
The Bermondsey By-Election and Leftist Attitudes to Homosexuality / L.Robinson.
Conclusion: Chronologies in the History of British Political Masculinities, c. 1700-2000 / M.McCormack & M.Roberts

Mellström, U. (2016). In the Time of Masculinist Political Revival. NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, 11(3), 135-138.

Messerschmidt, J. W., & Rohde, A. (2018). Osama Bin Laden and His Jihadist Global Hegemonic Masculinity. Gender & Society, 0891243218770358.

Messner, M. A. (2007). The Masculinity of the Governator: Muscle and Compassion in American Politics. Gender & Society, 21(4): 461-480.

Murphy, Kevin P. (2008). Political Manhood: Red bloods, mollycoddles, & the politics of progressive era reform. New York: Columbia University Press.

Myrttinen, H. (2018). Stabilizing or Challenging Patriarchy? Sketches of Selected “New” Political Masculinities. Men and Masculinities, 1097184X18769137.

Paschali, E. (2014). Masculinities in Politics (Vol. 21): LIT Verlag Münster.

Smirnova, M. (2018). Small Hands, Nasty Women, and Bad Hombres: Hegemonic Masculinity and Humor in the 2016 Presidential Election. Socius, 4, 2378023117749380.

Smith, A. (2016). Mediated Political Masculinities: The Commander-in-Chief Vs. The New Man. Social Semiotics, 26(1), 94-110.

Starck, K. (2016). Of Treason, God and Testicles: Political Masculinities in British and American Films of the Early Cold War: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Starck, K., & Luyt, R. (2018). Political Masculinities, Crisis Tendencies, and Social Transition: Toward an Understanding of Change. Men and Masculinities, 1097184X18782730.

Stein, A. (2005). Make room for daddy - Anxious masculinity and emergent homophobias in neopatriarchal politics. Gender & Society, 19(5): 601-620.

Weinhold, W. M., & Bodkin, A. F. (2017). Homophobic masculinity and vulnerable femininity: SNL’s portrayals of Trump and Clinton. Feminist Media Studies, 17(3), 520-523. doi:10.1080/14680777.2017.1304720

Wilz, K. (2016). Bernie Bros and Woman Cards: Rhetorics of Sexism, Misogyny, and Constructed Masculinity in the 2016 Election. Women's Studies in Communication, 39(4), 357-360.

Yates, E. A., & Hughes, M. M. (2017). Cultural Explanations for Men’s Dominance of National Leadership Worldwide. Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Post-Transition Democracies (pp. 101-122): Springer.


Gender and formal politics

Note: Also see the sections on “Feminist activism, gender and policy, gender mainstreaming, etc.” for materials e.g. on women’s movements, activism, and gender mainstreaming in institutions and public policy, and the section on “Feminist politics and policy in Australia”.


Arneil, Barbara. (1999). Politics and Feminism. Oxford: Blackwell.

Bacchi, Carol, and Joan Eveline. (2010). Mainstreaming Politics: Gendering Practices and Feminist Theory. University of Adelaide Press.

Bacchi, Carol. (1996). The Politics of Affirmative Action: ‘Women’, Equality and Category Politics. Sage.

Bacchi, Carol. (2009). Analysing Policy: What’s the problem represented to be? Pearson Education.

Bacchi, Carol, and Joan Eveline. (2010). Mainstreaming Politics: Gendering Practices and Feminist Theory. University of Adelaide Press.

Bacchi, Carol, and Toni Schofield. (eds.) (2005) Policy and Society, Special Issue Reinventing Gender Equality and the Political, 24(4).

Baehr, A. R. (2004). Feminist Politics and Feminist Pluralism: Can We Do Feminist Political Theory Without Theories of Gender?” Journal of Political Philosophy, 12(4): 411-436.

Beveridge, Fiona, Sue Nott, and Kylie Stephen. (eds.). (2000). Making Women Count: Integrating gender into law and policy-making. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Setting the Scene: The Why, What and How of Promoting Equality between the Sexes / Fiona Beveridge, Sue Nott, and Kylie Stephen.
Same Song-Different Tunes: A Lesson in Harmony Singing? / Fiona Beveridge.
Catalysts for Change? The Effectiveness of State Agencies in Promoting Equality / Kylie Stephen.
Accentuating the Positive: Alternative Strategies for Promoting Gender Equality / Sue Nott.
Moving Forward with Mainstreaming / Fiona Beveridge, Sue Nott, and Kylie Stephen.

Chappell, L. (2002). Gendering Government: Feminist Engagement with the State in Aus­tralia and Canada. Vancouver, BC, and Toronto, ON: UBC Press.

Charles, Nickie. (2000). Feminism, the State, and Social Policy. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan.

Connell, R.W. (1990c). The State, Gender and Sexual Politics. Theory and Society, 19

Hancock, Linda. (ed.). (1999). Women, Public Policy and the State. South Yarrra, VIC: Centre for Public Policy.

Hansen, Susan B. (year?). The Politics of Sex: Public Opinion, Parties, and Presidential Elections. Routledge.

Kantola, J., and H. M. Dahl. (2005). Gender and the state. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 7(1): 49 - 70.

Kováts, E. Questioning Consensuses: Right-Wing Populism, Anti-Populism, and the Threat of ‘Gender Ideology’. Sociological Research Online, 0(0), 1360780418764735.

Lovenduski, Joni. (ed.). (2001). Feminism and Politics. Ashgate Publishing Company.

McAlister, J. F. (2016). Making Feminist, Queer, Latinx, and# Blackvotesmatter. Women’s Studies in Communication, 39(4), 353-356.

Magnusson, E. (2000). Party-political rhetoric on gender equality in Sweden: The uses of uniformity and heterogeneity. Nora, Nordic Journal of Women’s Studies, 8(2): 78 - 92.

Mazur, Amy G. (2002). Theorizing Feminist Policy. Oxford University Press.

Mazur, Amy. (ed.). (2001). State Feminism, Women’s Movements, and Job Training: Making Democracies Work in the Global Economy. New York and London: Routledge.

Outshoorn, Joyce, and Johanna Kantola. (eds.). (2007). Changing State Feminism: Women’s Policy Agencies Confront Shifting Institutional Terrain. Palgrave Macmillan.
Introduction; J.Kantola & J.Outshoorn
Australia: The Fall of the Femocrat; M.Sawer
What Happened to the Model Student? Austrian State Feminism since the 1990s; B.Sauer
State Feminism and Women’s Movements in Belgium: Complex Patterns in a Multi-Level System; K.Celis & P.Meier
State Feminism Finnish Style: Strong Policies Clash with Implementation Problems; A.M.Holli & J.Kantola
Women’s Policy Agencies, Women’s Movements and a Shifting Political Context: Toward a Gendered Republic in France?; A.Mazur
Gender Governance in Post-Unification Germany: Between Institutionalization, Deregulation and Privatization; S.Lang
Unfinished Business: Equality Policy and the Changing Context of State Feminism in Great Britain; J.Lovenduski
Women’s Policy Machinery in Italy between European Pressure and Domestic Constraints; M.Guadagnini & A.Donà
Dutch Decay: The Dismantling of the Women’s Policy Network in the Netherlands; J.Outshoorn & J.Oldersma
The Evolution of Spanish State Feminism: A Fragmented Landscape; M.Bustelo & C.Ortbals
Swedish State Feminism: Continuity and Change; C.Bergqvist, T.O.Blandy & D.Sainsbury
Women’s Policy Agencies and Climate Change in the US: The Era of Republican Dominance; D.E.McBride
Assessing Changes in State Feminism over the Last Decade; J.Outshoorn & J.Kantola

Phillips, Anne. (ed.). (1998). Feminism and Politics. Oxford University Press.

Porter, Elizabeth. (2002). Feminist Analysis. In Government, Politics, Power and Policy in Australia. (7th edition). Eds John Summers, Dennis Woodward, and Andrew Parkin. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Longman.

Rai, Shirin M. (ed.). (2003). Mainstreaming Gender, Democratizing The State? Institutional Mechanisms For The Advancement Of Women. Manchester University Press.
Introduction / Shirin M. Rai.
Pt. I. Conceptual Frameworks.
1. Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women: mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state? / Shirin M. Rai.
2. Gender mainstreaming: conceptual links tinstitutional machineries / Kathleen Staudt.
Pt. II. Comparative Analysis.
3. National women’s machinery: state-based institutions tadvocate for gender equality / Anne Marie Goetz.
4. National women’s machineries: structures and spaces / Nuket Kardam and Selma Acuner.
Pt. III. Case Studies.
5. The role of the women’s movement in institutionalizing a gender focus in public policy: the Ecuadorian experience / Silvia Vega Ugalde.
6. The National Commission on the Role of Filipina Women, the women’s movement and gender mainstreaming in the Philippines / Jurgette Honculada and Rosalinda Pineda Ofrene.
7. National machinery for gender equality in Sweden and other Nordic countries / Birgitta Aseskog.
8. Gender awareness and the national machineries in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe / Zuzana Jezerska.
9. The government of the United Kingdom: the Women’s National Commission / Wendy Stokes.
10. The national machinery for gender equality in Uganda: institutionalized gesture politics? / Joy C. Kwesiga.
11. The National Commission for Women: the Indian experience / Shirin M. Rai.
12. The life and times of women’s policy machinery in Australia / Marian Sawer.
Conclusion: looking forward / Shirin M. Rai.

Sanghvi, M. (2019). Gender in the 2016 US Presidential Primaries. In Gender and Political Marketing in the United States and the 2016 Presidential Election (pp. 101-158): Springer.

Shepherd, Laura. J. (2014?). Gender Matters in Global Politics: A Feminist Introduction to International Relations. 2nd Edition. Routledge.

Staudt, Kathleen A. (1998). Policy, Politics & Gender: Women Gaining Ground. West Hartford, Conn.: Kumarian Press.
Introduction: Crossing Boundaries and Acknowledging Support -- Pt. I. Understanding Contextual Settings. 1. Beginning Reflections on Language, Power, and Ethics. 2. Postwar Development: International Institutions Marginalize Women. 3. Women Engaging Public Affairs: Institutions Matter -- Pt. II. Analyzing Substantive Policies with a Gender Lens. 4. Education for Life and Capacitation. 5. Women’s Work: Central to Economies. 6. Population, Overconsumption, and Reproductive Health. 7. Public Safety, Peace, and Violence against Women -- Pt. III. Applying Context and Policy Analysis to Action. 8. Bringing Politics Back in: Institutional Contexts for Mainstreaming. 9. Institutional Strategies: Analyzing Political Contexts. 10. Engaging and Changing the Political Mainstream -- App. The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

Stetson, D.M., and A. Mazur. (eds.). (1995). Comparative State Feminism. London: Sage.

Stetson, Dorothy McBride. (ed.). (2001). Abortion Politics, Women’s Movements and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism .Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Swank, E. (2018). Who Voted for Hillary Clinton? Sexual Identities, Gender, and Family Influences. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 14(1-2), 21-42.

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. (2005). Gender Equality: Striving for justice in an unequal world. Geneva, Switzerland: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.

van der Vleuten, Anna. (2007). The Price of Gender Equality: Member states and governance in the European Union. Aldershot, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Valentino, N. A., Wayne, C., & Oceno, M. (2018). Mobilizing Sexism: The Interaction of Emotion and Gender Attitudes in the 2016 Us Presidential Election. Public Opinion Quarterly, 82(suppl_1), 213-235.

Verloo, M. (2005). Displacement and Empowerment: Reflections on the Concept and Practice of the Council of Europe Approach to Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Equality. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, 12(3): 344-365.

Watson, S. (1995) Reclaiming Social Policy. pp. 164-71 in B. Caine and R. Pringle (eds) Transitions: New Australian Feminisms. St Leonards, Australia: Allen and Unwin.

Watson, Sophie, and Leslie Doyal. (eds). (1999). Engendering Social Policy. Philadelphia, Penn.: Open University Press
Introduction / Sophie Watson -- 1. The Changing Worlds of Work and Families / Hilary Land -- 2. Sex, Gender and Health: a New Approach / Lesley Doyal -- 3. City A/genders / Sophie Watson -- 4. ‘She’s There for me’: Caring in a rural Community / Imogen Taylor -- 5. Child Protection Policy and Practice: Women in the front Line / Elaine Farmer and Margaret Boushel -- 6. The Criminalization of Female Poverty / Christina Pantazis -- 7. Domestic Violence Policy in the 1990s / Gill Hague -- 8. Fatherhood, Children and Violence: Placing the UK in an International Context / Marianne Hester and Lynne Harne -- 9. Mainstreaming Equality / Teresa Rees -- 10. ‘Dangerous and Different’: Reconstructions of Madness in the 1990s and the Role of Mental Health Policy / Sarah Payne.

Young, L. (2000). Feminists in party politics. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Young, Stacey. (1997). Changing The Wor(l)d: Discourse, Politics and the Feminist Movement. Routledge.



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