The Power of EU Masculinities: A Feminist Contribution to European Integration Theory

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Abstract

This article advances feminist analysis in the study of European integration through a focus on gender power in relation to masculinity constructs. It takes issue with the fact that gender studies tend to equate gender with women. It sketches a feminist contribution to integration theory, where the EU is perceived as gender regimes at multiple levels. Gender identity constructs-masculinities and femininities-rely on difference and are shifting across time, levels and sectors. Yet the variations of identity constructs are limited by well-established ideas-gender binaries-providing continuity and path dependences to maintain the gender system, for example through the ' EU protector masculinity ' in the EU CSDP. European integration thus is a process whereby EU masculinities and femininities are constructed through EU relations to other states in the global context and in EU policy-making and institution-uilding.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Annica Kronsell
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Statsvetenskap (exklusive studier av offentlig förvaltning och globaliseringsstudier)
  • Genusstudier
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)104-120
TidskriftJournal of Common Market Studies
Volym54
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 2016
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa