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'That's not masculine': masculine capital and health-related behaviour

By R.O. de Visser, Jonathan A. Smith and E.J. McDonnell

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In recent years increasing attention has been given to how different masculinities are expressed in young men’s health behaviour. To examine whether men can use competence in key health-related masculine domains to compensate for other non-masculine behaviour, group discussions were conducted with men aged 18—21 living in London, England. The analysis revealed the ways in which competence in traditionally masculine health-related domains produces masculine ‘capital’, which can be used to compensate for non-masculine behaviour in other domains. However, the capacity to trade this capital is limited because different masculine and non-masculine behaviours have different values

Topics: psyc
Publisher: Sage
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.bbk.ac.uk.oai2:2583
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