Exposures and Invisibilities: Media, Masculinities and the Narratives of War in an Intersectional Perspective

TitleExposures and Invisibilities: Media, Masculinities and the Narratives of War in an Intersectional Perspective
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsŽarkov, Dubravka
EditorLutz, Helma, Teresa Herrera Vivar, and Linda Supik
Book TitleFraming Intersectionality: Debates on a Multi-Faceted Concept in Gender Studies
Pagination105-120
PublisherAshgate
CityFarnham, UK ; Burlington, VT
Abstract

Various forms of violence against men – and especially sexual violence – in contemporary wars increasingly challenge feminist dichotomies of omnipotent violent masculinities and vulnerable femininities. Multiple vulnerabilities of specific groups of men in wars seem to be both ever more visible, and carefully tucked away from public eyes. Media play significant role in both exposing and invisbilazing sexually violated male bodies.
Two cases of sexual violence against men could be taken as apt examples of the extremes of media exposures and invisibilities: one is the almost total invisibility of sexual violence against men during the war through which former Yugoslavia disintegrated, in local (and international) media… Another example is high exposure of sexual torture of Iraqi men in the Baghdad prison Abu Ghraib, in American (and international) media. [Excerpt]

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