Männlichkeit und Krieg: Dokumentation einer Fachtagung des Forum Männer in Theorie und Praxis der Geschlechterverhältnisse und der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung am 7./8. November 2003 in Berlin

TitleMännlichkeit und Krieg: Dokumentation einer Fachtagung des Forum Männer in Theorie und Praxis der Geschlechterverhältnisse und der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung am 7./8. November 2003 in Berlin
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2004
Authors"Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung", and "Forum Männer in Theorie und Praxis der Geschlechterverhältnisse"
Number of Pages80
PublisherHeinrich-Böll-Stiftung
CityBerlin
Abstract

In 2002, more than 40 armed conflicts were fought worldwide. Very few of them were "traditional" wars, i.e., military conflicts between sovereign states, but regional conflicts between different power and interest groups. Men are usually perceived as the main actors and beneficiaries in these conflicts, but they are rarely addressed as victims. Constructions of "masculinity" and "femininity" are reflected here, which on the one hand can be constitutive for forms and courses of conflicts and on the other hand are themselves reproduced by them. 

The conference "Masculinity and War" focused on the following questions: How does war shape constructions of masculinity or gender and vice versa? What approaches and explanatory models are there for the assumed connection between masculinity or manhood and war from a psychoanalytic and social science perspective? How do war and the military affect the construction of sexuality and sexual identity in gender relations and vice versa? For (political) education work as well as boys' and men's work, it was discussed how the topic can be taken up in the future in terms of content and method. As a new approach, a contemporary witness discussion on the topic of "As a boy in the bomb war" provided insights into the otherwise largely closed world of feelings and experiences of boys and men.

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Translated TitleMasculinity and War: Documentation of a Symposium of the Forum Männer in Theorie und Praxis der Geschlechterverhältnisse and the Heinrich Böll Foundation on November 7-8, 2003 in Berlin
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