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Masculinities and Globalization (9/7/16)
Transcript of Masculinities and Globalization (9/7/16)
Prof. Galarte - GWS 150B
Production of hegemonic masculinity on a world scale
Global markets, where all can participate.
Global economy highly unequal
Major Economic Actors:
1. United States,
2. European Union,
Local lives are influenced by geopolitical struggles, global markets, multinational corporations, labor migration and transnational media.
World Gender Order (WGO)
Int'l relations, trade and global markets are inherently an arena of gender formation and politics (remember role of institutions).
The structure of the relationships that interconnect the gender regimes of institutions and gender order of a local society on a world scale.
In a few words describe any imagery in this video you associate with masculinity and/or globalization?
Institutions are where masculinities are constituted and
Roots of WGO in Three Historical Phases
1. Colonial Conquest
2. Stabilization of Colonial societies
3. Political decolonization and Economic
Masculinities of Colonial Conquest
Soldiers, sailors, traders
violence and ego centric individualism
attacks on local gender arrangments
Masculinities of Empire
Colonizers more "manly" than colonial subjects
Gender symbols of superiority and inferiority
Contact changes gender arrangments
Masculinities of Postcolonialism and Neoliberalism
Dominant masculinity associated with those in control of institutions
Trans-national business masculinity
Ego-centrism, conditional loyalties, declining sense of responsibility
WGO is patriarchal - privileges men over women
Creation of a dominant form of masculinity that embodies, organizes, and legitimates men's domination in the gender order
Which is shaped by the
Global to Local
WGO can disrupt and destabilize masculinity at a local level
At a local level this leads to hardline, rigid masculine fundamentalism and anti-internationalism
Anti-internationalism means that the "world" becomes the source of pollution to local gender hierarchies
Global Mass Media
Western definitions of authoritative masculinity, criminality, desireable femininity
global culture is a turbulent and uneven process