Uncovering perspectives on masculinity in Swiss men’s organizations using a mixed methods approach

TitleUncovering perspectives on masculinity in Swiss men’s organizations using a mixed methods approach
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBen Salah, H, Wernli, B
JournalNORMA
Volume11
Number2
Pagination110–128
ISSN1890-2138
Keywordsmasculinity perspectives; Men’s organizations; mixed methods; Switzerland
Abstract

This article describes a mixed methods study of men’s organizations in Switzerland, a topic only scantly addressed in research. In the first phase, a content analysis of the websites of the 40 major men’s organizations in Switzerland identified three overarching perspec-tives on masculinity: Defensive, Expressive and Relational, and Radical pro-feminist. Subsequently, survey responses from 324 men in these various organizations identified the positioning of these individuals on the three perspectives. The use of these two methods allows for a comparison of the positioning of the spokespersons of these organizations with the views of the members. The survey also reveals important ideological con-vergences across very different types of organizations at the level of the individual member.

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1080/18902138.2016.1181864
DOI10.1080/18902138.2016.1181864