Knitting Takes Balls: Masculinity and the Practice of Knitting

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Creator: 

Morneau, Ann

Date: 

2015

Abstract: 

Historically, the craft of knitting has been associated with femininity within the domestic sphere. However, knitting has experienced a revival within the past 15 years. This work examines how some men engage in the practice of knitting and how participation in a feminized activity affects re-negotiations of masculinity. Through an examination of R.W. Connell’s theory of Hegemonic Masculinity and Eric Anderson’s theory of Inclusive Masculinity, this piece explores the manner in which men are formulating new ways of performing their masculinities in environments of diminished homophobia.

Subject: 

Women's Studies

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Arts: 
M.A.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Women's and Gender Studies

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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