Media, Narratives of War and Practices of Masculinities in an Intersectional Perspective

Dubravka Zarkov

February 12, 2009

UMass Boston

Dubravka Zarkov analyzes the ways in which various forms of violence against men (including 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.  This talk uses intersectional analysis to ask what the visibility means, under which conditions does it appear, and what remains in the dark when media lights turn on to some of the male bodies?

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