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Type of publication: Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Sociologija / Sociology (S005)
Author(s): Šėporaitytė, Deimantė;Tereškinas, Artūras
Title: Disability and gender : physically disabled men’s perceptions of masculinity
Other Title: Negalia ir lytis: fiziškai neįgalių vyrų vyriškumo samprata
Is part of: Socialiniai mokslai. Kaunas : Technologija, 2006, nr. 2(52)
Extent: p. 121-132
Date: 2006
Keywords: Lytis;Vyras;Neįgalumas;Vyriškumas;Habitus;Gender;Man;Disability;Masculinity;Habitus
Abstract: This article focuses on the masculinity of physically disabled men. Using the insights of gender, disability and masculinity studies, it critically approaches both disabled men and gender concepts. The research methods used in the article include the analysis of scholarly literature, semi-structured interviews and participant observation. 12 semi-structured interviews were conducted with the physically disabled men from different Lithuanian towns. The study concludes that most interviewed disabled men define their masculinity traditionally. Only two physically disabled men reject and reformulate most norms of hegemonic masculinity. Furthermore, the physically disabled men attempt to disguise and ‘reduce’ their disability by the means of prostheses, clothing and accessories or simply by lying. They frequently strive to become more ‘normal’ rather than creating an alternative form of masculinity
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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