A discursive psychological framework for analyzing men and masculinities.

Wetherell, M. and Edley, N. ORCID: 0000-0002-0892-8917, 2014. A discursive psychological framework for analyzing men and masculinities. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 15 (4), pp. 355-364. ISSN 1524-9220

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This paper aims to describe and promote a Discursive Psychological approach to studying men and masculinity. It begins by showcasing some of our own research in this area, before moving on to compare and contrast the central tenets of this approach with those underpinning one of the mainstays of North American scholarship on men and masculinity: the Gender Role Strain Paradigm. We argue that, despite significant points of overlap, Discursive Psychology differs from the Gender Role Strain Paradigm in several key respects; including its treatment of variability, its theory of ideology and its model of the social actor. We claim that, in line with the precepts of Discursive Psychology, gender researchers need to pay closer attention to the nuances of men’s talk and to see masculinities as practical accomplishments, rather than the (inevitable) playing‐out of particular role prescriptions.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Psychology of Men & Masculinity
Creators: Wetherell, M. and Edley, N.
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Date: October 2014
Volume: 15
Number: 4
ISSN: 1524-9220
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 20 May 2016 12:52
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:02
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27851

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