Ageing masculinities and the nation: disrupting boundaries of sexualities, mobilities and identities

Christou, Anastasia ORCID logoORCID: (2016) Ageing masculinities and the nation: disrupting boundaries of sexualities, mobilities and identities. Gender, Place and Culture, 23 (6) . pp. 801-816. ISSN 0966-369X [Article] (doi:10.1080/0966369X.2015.1058760)


This article draws from a large-scale comparative project to focus on ‘ageing masculinities’ of second-generation Greek-American returnee migrants. In deconstructing multiple hegemonies (ethnicity, nation, patriarchy), the article explores how narratives of longing, belonging, family and kinship, as both experiential and storied accounts of self-imaging, become entangled through migration with social and personal his/stories, childhood upbringings and life-course stages. The analysis aims to explore the tensions and dynamics between structural, individual and cultural factors with respect to masculinities, and to elaborate on the contextualisation of masculinities in specific relational settings in later life. It is suggested that theoretical insights gained from a hermeneutical phenomenological analysis that is attentive to both the emotional/affective and gendered meanings of being and self-identity are important in empirically grounded studies of gender and migration. Such an analytical lens allows issues of masculinity and hegemony to be addressed and contributes to understanding transnational accounts of gendered power relations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online: 04 Aug 2015
Keywords (uncontrolled): ageing masculinities, return migrants, sexuality, identity, home, hegemony
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 15178
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Depositing User: Anastasia Christou
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2015 10:13
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 11:28

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