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The Power of EU Masculinities: A Feminist Contribution to European Integration Theory

Kronsell, Annica LU (2016) In Journal of Common Market Studies 54(1). p.104-120
Abstract
This article advances feminist analysis in the study of European integration through a focus on gender power in relation to masculinity constructs. It takes issue with the fact that gender studies tend to equate gender with women. It sketches a feminist contribution to integration theory, where the EU is perceived as gender regimes at multiple levels. Gender identity constructs-masculinities and femininities-rely on difference and are shifting across time, levels and sectors. Yet the variations of identity constructs are limited by well-established ideas-gender binaries-providing continuity and path dependences to maintain the gender system, for example through the ' EU protector masculinity ' in the EU CSDP. European integration thus is a... (More)
This article advances feminist analysis in the study of European integration through a focus on gender power in relation to masculinity constructs. It takes issue with the fact that gender studies tend to equate gender with women. It sketches a feminist contribution to integration theory, where the EU is perceived as gender regimes at multiple levels. Gender identity constructs-masculinities and femininities-rely on difference and are shifting across time, levels and sectors. Yet the variations of identity constructs are limited by well-established ideas-gender binaries-providing continuity and path dependences to maintain the gender system, for example through the ' EU protector masculinity ' in the EU CSDP. European integration thus is a process whereby EU masculinities and femininities are constructed through EU relations to other states in the global context and in EU policy-making and institution-uilding. (Less)
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Journal of Common Market Studies
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54
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104 - 120
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Wiley-Blackwell
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0021-9886
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10.1111/jcms.12328
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  abstract     = {This article advances feminist analysis in the study of European integration through a focus on gender power in relation to masculinity constructs. It takes issue with the fact that gender studies tend to equate gender with women. It sketches a feminist contribution to integration theory, where the EU is perceived as gender regimes at multiple levels. Gender identity constructs-masculinities and femininities-rely on difference and are shifting across time, levels and sectors. Yet the variations of identity constructs are limited by well-established ideas-gender binaries-providing continuity and path dependences to maintain the gender system, for example through the ' EU protector masculinity ' in the EU CSDP. European integration thus is a process whereby EU masculinities and femininities are constructed through EU relations to other states in the global context and in EU policy-making and institution-uilding.},
  author       = {Kronsell, Annica},
  issn         = {0021-9886},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {104--120},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Journal of Common Market Studies},
  title        = {The Power of EU Masculinities: A Feminist Contribution to European Integration Theory},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12328},
  volume       = {54},
  year         = {2016},
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