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Masculinity (German Männlichkeit; French masculinité) has since the 1980s been a concept in social and cultural science through which cultural constructs of masculinities, subjective experiences, and social and psychological identities of men have been studied. Proceeding on the theoretical basis of gender studies, the key assumption here is that masculinity, like femininity, is a cultural construct creat…

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Törpsch, Silke, “Masculinity”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023676>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801

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