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PROVING POWER

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Title: PROVING POWER MEN'S OPINIONS ON GENDERED PUBLIC HARASSMENT
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Newell, Mia
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2013
Publication Date: 2013

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Masculinity
Harassment
Public Space
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The objective of this study was to understand the relationship between masculinity and public harassment. By examining men's understandings of harassment, and motivations for these types of interactions, a broader exploration of gender performativity and the role of masculinity in public spaces was made possible. Fifteen semi-structured interviews were conducted with men in public spaces. Participants' descriptions of harassment highlighted beliefs that harassment is about achieving, expressing, and maintaining power. These men identified proving masculinity as a motivation for harassing women in public. They also believed that harassment was related to a desire to feel powerful and express heterosexual desire. Although most participants did not link these concepts to masculinity, theoretical understandings of masculinity highlight that power, dominance, and aggressive sexuality are all important components of masculine identity. Despite these implications in regards to masculinity and power, however, participants generally did not see harassment as being a legitimate threat towards women. Participants tended to believe that harassers believe that harassers are not violent, but instead are socially inept, even though most of these participants had previously indicated that men engage in harassment to feel powerful. This contradiction highlights a societal tendency to shield men from the consequences of masculine indiscretions.
Statement of Responsibility: by Mia Newell
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2013
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Fairchild, Emily

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2013 N5
System ID: NCFE004834:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE004834/00001

Material Information

Title: PROVING POWER MEN'S OPINIONS ON GENDERED PUBLIC HARASSMENT
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Newell, Mia
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2013
Publication Date: 2013

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Masculinity
Harassment
Public Space
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The objective of this study was to understand the relationship between masculinity and public harassment. By examining men's understandings of harassment, and motivations for these types of interactions, a broader exploration of gender performativity and the role of masculinity in public spaces was made possible. Fifteen semi-structured interviews were conducted with men in public spaces. Participants' descriptions of harassment highlighted beliefs that harassment is about achieving, expressing, and maintaining power. These men identified proving masculinity as a motivation for harassing women in public. They also believed that harassment was related to a desire to feel powerful and express heterosexual desire. Although most participants did not link these concepts to masculinity, theoretical understandings of masculinity highlight that power, dominance, and aggressive sexuality are all important components of masculine identity. Despite these implications in regards to masculinity and power, however, participants generally did not see harassment as being a legitimate threat towards women. Participants tended to believe that harassers believe that harassers are not violent, but instead are socially inept, even though most of these participants had previously indicated that men engage in harassment to feel powerful. This contradiction highlights a societal tendency to shield men from the consequences of masculine indiscretions.
Statement of Responsibility: by Mia Newell
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2013
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Fairchild, Emily

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2013 N5
System ID: NCFE004834:00001


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