Gender politics in conservative men's movements: Beyond complexity, ambiguity and pragmatism

  title={Gender politics in conservative men's movements: Beyond complexity, ambiguity and pragmatism},
  author={Sara Eld{\'e}n},
  journal={NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research},
  pages={38 - 48}
  • S. Eldén
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • Sociology
  • NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research
The article examines different attempts to analyse the Christian men's movement, Promise Keepers, and the fatherhood responsibility movement. Complexity used as an argument to abandon the search for a gender ideology in the movements is criticized. Despite the presence of complex features, for example, regarding Promise Keepers' view on gender roles in the family, there are common assumptions of gender. These assumptions are found in the very conception of the movements: in the "society-in-a… Expand
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