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Fast, Ellinor (2019) In Diploma work IDEL01 20191
Industrial Design
Abstract
The original human form. Neutrality.
Adam, created from dust, become
his own, and Eve, created from one
of Adam’s ribs, and ad-on to the
original human. Or so the creation
myth states, in cultures based on
Abrahamic religions.

Masculinity is a social construction,
shaped by history and traditions,
and varying across different cultures
and time periods. Just like femininity
masculinity has a framework. In
this project it is a framework based
on western Swedish values. Just like
with femininity it strengthens, but
also harms people and societies in
different ways. In a quite fascinating
sense the position of masculinity
and men in society is not very
discussed and instead normalized.

Compared to... (More)
The original human form. Neutrality.
Adam, created from dust, become
his own, and Eve, created from one
of Adam’s ribs, and ad-on to the
original human. Or so the creation
myth states, in cultures based on
Abrahamic religions.

Masculinity is a social construction,
shaped by history and traditions,
and varying across different cultures
and time periods. Just like femininity
masculinity has a framework. In
this project it is a framework based
on western Swedish values. Just like
with femininity it strengthens, but
also harms people and societies in
different ways. In a quite fascinating
sense the position of masculinity
and men in society is not very
discussed and instead normalized.

Compared to femininity and the
question of what it means to be
a female there is no masculine
movement. Masculinity has for
a long time not been questioned
or seen as an issue, though this is
changing, slowly, since the later part
of the 20th century. To not question
a structure leads to stagnation of
that structure, and the stagnation of
an as big of a social construction as
masculinity has negative effects.

As a part of our lives we come across
gender constructions and we see its
effect on a both humanitarian levels
and on the world as a whole, since
human behaviour effects all living
things and nature. What recently
has caught mine, and many others
attention is examples in social me-
dia and politics that questions the
current western stereotype of what
masculinity is. Which makes one
wonder; What is it? Why? What are
the affects? And how is it reflected
in products and design. (Less)
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Fast, Ellinor
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IDEL01 20191
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Diploma work
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ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--19/50455-SE
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English
id
8992971
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@misc{8992971,
  abstract     = {The original human form. Neutrality. 
Adam, created from dust, become 
his own, and Eve, created from one 
of Adam’s ribs, and ad-on to the 
original human. Or so the creation 
myth states, in cultures based on 
Abrahamic religions.

Masculinity is a social construction, 
shaped by history and traditions, 
and varying across different cultures 
and time periods. Just like femininity 
masculinity has a framework. In 
this project it is a framework based 
on western Swedish values. Just like 
with femininity it strengthens, but 
also harms people and societies in 
different ways. In a quite fascinating 
sense the position of masculinity 
and men in society is not very 
discussed and instead normalized. 

Compared to femininity and the 
question of what it means to be 
a female there is no masculine 
movement. Masculinity has for 
a long time not been questioned 
or seen as an issue, though this is 
changing, slowly, since the later part 
of the 20th century. To not question 
a structure leads to stagnation of 
that structure, and the stagnation of 
an as big of a social construction as 
masculinity has negative effects. 

As a part of our lives we come across 
gender constructions and we see its 
effect on a both humanitarian levels 
and on the world as a whole, since 
human behaviour effects all living 
things and nature. What recently 
has caught mine, and many others 
attention is examples in social me-
dia and politics that questions the 
current western stereotype of what 
masculinity is. Which makes one 
wonder; What is it? Why? What are 
the affects? And how is it reflected 
in products and design.},
  author       = {Fast, Ellinor},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {Vito},
  year         = {2019},
}