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Masculinity and aesthetics: citizens of modernity in the 19th Century Baltic Sea Region

The project is a gender theoretical and historical study of masculinity as a cultural construction. By focusing on masculinity, the project aims to critically investigate the gender-coding of the modern political subject, as a man and as a citizen. The project investigates how masculinity changes over time, during the long 19th Century, and the primary material consists mainly of fiction, which is sourced from countries in the Baltic region. Otherwise, the project's multidisciplinary approach and in addition to scientific literature, gender studies and historical tools will also political philosophy, aesthetics and film studies to be accommodated in the analysis.

Status

Finished

Project Manager

Claudia Lindén
Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor
School of Culture and Education

People linked to the project

Docent Kristina Fjelkestam, Linköpngs universitet

More information

Project start: 2007
Project end: 2009

Financier: Östersjöstiftelsen

Research linked to the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe: Yes

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