Fabricated Masculinity. A Piece about Homosociety Cover Image

Męskość fabrykowana. Rzecz o homospołeczności
Fabricated Masculinity. A Piece about Homosociety

Author(s): Mateusz Skucha
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Psychology, Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: discrimination; homosexuality; patriarchy

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to the issue of homosociety. The term became popularized by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick in her book Between Men. English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire (1985). It refers to all the relationships between men who support one another’s strivings and interests, and who at the same time constitute a group grounded on the discrimination of women and homosexuals. This phenomenon is based for example on the “trade of women”: men exchange women, thus creating patriarchal and patrilineal relations. The issue has been extensively analysed by a great number of researchers (e.g. Luce Irigaray, Adrienne Rich, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, and in Poland: Maria Janion, Błażej Warkocki, Tomasz Basiuk or Jacek Kochanowski). The work is also worth noting is The Role of Eroticism in Male Society (Die Rolle der Erotik in der männlichen Gesellschaft) by Hans Blüher, who viewed male bonding (homosocial and homosexual) as the key to building and developing society.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1+2 (8)
  • Page Range: 35-58
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish