Doing gender by not doing gender in eco-communities:

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Pajumets , M & Hearn , J 2021 , Doing gender by not doing gender in eco-communities: Masculine identity talk within a “gender-neutral” worldview . in P M Pulé & M Hultman (eds) , Men, Masculinities, and Earth : Contending with the (m)Anthropocene . Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology , Palgrave Macmillan , Cham , pp. 309-325 . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-54486-7_14

Title: Doing gender by not doing gender in eco-communities:;
Masculine identity talk within a “gender-neutral” worldview
Author: Pajumets, Marion; Hearn, Jeff
Editor: Pulé, Paul M.; Hultman, Martin
Contributor: Hanken School of Economics, Management and Organisation, Helsinki
Belongs to series: Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Belongs to series: Men, Masculinities, and Earth Contending with the (m)Anthropocene
ISBN: 978-3-030-54485-0
978-3-030-54488-1
978-3-030-54486-7
Abstract: Is ecological sensitivity sufficient for revolutionising gender relations? Are eco-communities sites from where new masculinities can arise that are truly caring towards nature as well as women, other men and further genders? Could eco-villages be hatcheries of “ecological masculinity”? We present Estonian men eco-communards’ “gender-neutral holistic worldview” comprising discourses of “ecology”, “sustainable economy”, “re-establishing community”, and “spirituality” as an exemplary case for studying doing gender by not doing gender deliberately or explicitly. Analysis of open-ended interviews with eco-communard men, and the articles they published in Estonian media identifies the presence of, and negotiations between, varied masculine subject positions in talking of their green worldview. Thus, gender may be implicitly constructed as an undercurrent of “other” pursuits that are presented as having little or nothing to do with gender power relations. Practices, interactions and identities are rarely gender-neutral, despite some perceptions and appearances to the contrary. This approach examining the multiple masculinity/ies within a “gender-neutral” material-discursive field also has further relevance for discerning the implicit maintenance of social divisions and power relations in other contexts.
Date: 2021
Subject: 514,1 Sociology
gender
communes
ecology
men
masculinities
environmental awareness
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https://helda.helsinki.fi/dhanken/handle/123456789/207535
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AoS: Responsible organising
SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 5 - Gender Equality
SDG 13 - Climate Action
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