MEN, MASCULINITIES AND PHYSICAL VIOLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY EUROPE

Katarzyna Wojnicka

Abstract


The aim of the paper is to present and analyse the intersection between men, masculinities and physical violence in the comparative, European dimension as this issue is still too rarely raised in the existing literature dealing with issues on both violence, and men and masculinities. The presented findings result to a large extent from research conducted by an international team of researchers within the PROGRESS The Role of Men in Gender Equality project (2011–2012). The paper presents analysis regarding connections between perpetration of violence and the character of traditional, hegemonic masculinity; data on the scale and types of violence perpetrated and experienced by men from different European countries; analysis of the position of men as a victims of (physical) violence; and a presentation of the forms of men’s (social) activism against (male) violence. 


Keywords


physical violence, domestic violence, hegemonic masculinity, subordinated masculinities, male victims, perpetrators, men-to-men violence, Europe

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7494/human.2015.14.2.15-32

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