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Soldater, kön och den Israeliska militären

Nyberg, Nathalie LU (2016) STVK02 20152
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purpose of this essay is to use feminist institutional theory to examine how the social construction of military gender roles is expressed in a military institution. My object of study is the Israeli military given their compulsory military service that intends to include both men and women. The theoretical framework this essay intends to examine are based on previous research from feminist theorists that deals with the study of relevant terms and concepts, such as gender binaries, masculinity, hegemonic masculinity, troop cohesion and militarism. Findings were that the Israeli military institution has been affected by prevailing norms rooted in the traditional stereotypical views of men and women’s social identities. The results... (More)
The purpose of this essay is to use feminist institutional theory to examine how the social construction of military gender roles is expressed in a military institution. My object of study is the Israeli military given their compulsory military service that intends to include both men and women. The theoretical framework this essay intends to examine are based on previous research from feminist theorists that deals with the study of relevant terms and concepts, such as gender binaries, masculinity, hegemonic masculinity, troop cohesion and militarism. Findings were that the Israeli military institution has been affected by prevailing norms rooted in the traditional stereotypical views of men and women’s social identities. The results emphasize the weight of masculinity and how the Israeli society has been militarized due to the bases of the characteristics associated with masculinity or male stereotypes, which have gained great importance within the military institution. (Less)
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author
Nyberg, Nathalie LU
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STVK02 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
IDF, Gender binaries, Masculinity, Hegemonic masculinity, Troop cohesion, Militarism.
language
Swedish
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8514419
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2016-02-02 14:01:14
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay is to use feminist institutional theory to examine how the social construction of military gender roles is expressed in a military institution. My object of study is the Israeli military given their compulsory military service that intends to include both men and women. The theoretical framework this essay intends to examine are based on previous research from feminist theorists that deals with the study of relevant terms and concepts, such as gender binaries, masculinity, hegemonic masculinity, troop cohesion and militarism. Findings were that the Israeli military institution has been affected by prevailing norms rooted in the traditional stereotypical views of men and women’s social identities. The results emphasize the weight of masculinity and how the Israeli society has been militarized due to the bases of the characteristics associated with masculinity or male stereotypes, which have gained great importance within the military institution.},
  author       = {Nyberg, Nathalie},
  keyword      = {IDF,Gender binaries,Masculinity,Hegemonic masculinity,Troop cohesion,Militarism.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Soldater, kön och den Israeliska militären},
  year         = {2016},
}