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Contextual Approaches in Sociology

Edited By Adela Elena Popa, Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Icbay and Tomas Butvilas

Contextual Approaches in Sociology is a collection of essays on a wide range of sociological issues written by researchers from several different institutions. The volume presents applications of grounded theory, social capital, education, social rituals and gender issues. It will appeal to a wide range of academic leadership, including educators, researchers, social students and teachers, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact with students and teachers in a sociological context.
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Feminist Epistemology and the Problem of Masculinity


1. Introduction

In recent years, gender inquirers have raised fundamental challenges to the arguments of feminist epistemologies that have analysed women as an absolute, stable category. Feminist epistemologies have manifested the crucial points about masculinity and its hegemonic character. On the other hand, taking women’s problems as a matter of identity, feminists degrade the masculinity problem to biological reductionism or social situatedness. In this paper, I will examine how the dichotomies, such as nature/culture, rational/irrational, or woman/man, produce hegemonic masculinity in a similar way.

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