Masculinities and Armed Conflict Annotated Bibliography


In the Consortium’s view, “gender,” in policy communities, is too often taken to simply mean “women,” neglecting both gendered power relations and men and masculinities.  This annotated bibliography aims to facilitate a conversation on gender and armed conflict that examines men and masculinities, as well as the structural differences in power that shape how both men and women participate in war and peacebuilding. Its topics include peacekeeping, militarism, sexualities, sexual violence against men, occupation and imperialism, nationalism, small arms, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, post-conflict reconstruction, warrior culture, and male youth.

The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights created this Annotated Bibliography to provide a guide to the landscape of academic research on masculinities and armed conflict; the principal research for it was done by Rachel Brown with additional contributions by Will Bayliss.

This bibliography is by no means an exhaustive listing. We have focused on the academic literature, so most of the numerous publications originating from within the policy and NGO communities have not been included here. This bibliography is also limited to articles published in English.

Insofar as possible, entries includes citations, published abstracts, quotations of key sentences (indicated in quotation marks, and followed by page number) and additional annotations by the interns who worked on this bibliography, and URLs for articles that are available on line. Books usually are only briefly summarized, often with the table of contents included.

This annotated bibliography is meant to introduce readers to the landscape of academic research and debate in this field, and to help support the reader in her or his own research. Despite the inclusion of quotations and page numbers in the annotations, we strongly advise the reader not to quote directly from this document, but rather to use it to direct you to the literature that will be of use to you.

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