The Culture and Politics of Populist Masculinities

Outi Hakola (Editor), Janne Salminen (Editor), Juho Turpeinen (Editor), Oscar Winberg (Editor)

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The ideologies and practices of various populist movements are centered on issues of gender, especially idealized notions of masculinity. Offering cultural, political, and historical approaches from a range of interdisciplinary and international perspectives, The Culture and Politics of Populist Masculinities analyzes articulations and performances that link populism to masculinity. In particular, the collection studies political participation in the form of public debates, media, and popular culture. The authors emphasize that in order to understand what can be defined as populism, we need to look at the culture that it inhabits and the efforts to claim, challenge, and reclaim the popular.

The Culture and Politics of Populist Masculinities’ international range of contributors explore how populist masculinities are articulated and performed, whether there is something problematic about a specifically masculine populism, and whether there is hope for a pluralist, inclusive, even progressive form of masculine populism.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLanham, Md.
PublisherLexington Books
ISBN (Print)978-1-7936-3525-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7936-3526-6
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoE publication typeC2 Edited book

Fields of Science

  • 5142 Social policy

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