Masculinidades traumáticas: Las geografías generizadas de las PDI georgianas de Abjasia

Translated title of the contribution: Traumatic masculinities: The gendered geographies of Georgian IDPs from Abkhazia

Peter Kabachnik, Grabowska Magdalena, Joanna Regulska, Beth A Mitchneck, Olga V. Mayorova

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Over 200,000 people became internally displaced after several violent conflicts in the early 1990s in Georgia. For many internally displaced persons (IDPs), gender relations have been transformed significantly. This translates to many women taking on the role of breadwinner for their family, which often is accompanied by the process of demasculinization for men. In this article, we examine the construction of masculinities and analyze the gendered processes of displacement and living in post-displacement for Georgian IDPs from Abkhazia. We identify the formation of 'traumatic masculinities' as a result of the threats to, though not usurpation of, hegemonic masculinities. Drawing on interviews, we highlight how IDPs conceptualize gender norms and masculinities in Georgia. Despite the disruptions that displacement has brought about, with the subsequent challenges to IDPs' ideal masculine roles, the discourses of hegemonic masculinities still predominate amongst IDPs. We further illustrate this point by identifying two separate gendered discourses of legitimization that attempt to reconcile hegemonic masculinities with the current contexts and circumstances that IDPs face. These new traumatic masculinities do coexist with hegemonic masculinities, although the latter are reformed and redefined as a result of the new contexts and new places within which they are performed.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)773-793
Number of pages21
JournalGender, Place and Culture
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Fingerprint

displaced person
masculinity
geography
Displaced Persons
Geography
Masculinity
discourse
gender relations
Hegemonic Masculinity
threat
gender
interview

Keywords

  • Abkhazia
  • Displacement
  • Georgia
  • Internally displaced persons
  • Masculinities
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Demography
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Masculinidades traumáticas : Las geografías generizadas de las PDI georgianas de Abjasia. / Kabachnik, Peter; Magdalena, Grabowska; Regulska, Joanna; Mitchneck, Beth A; Mayorova, Olga V.

In: Gender, Place and Culture, Vol. 20, No. 6, 2013, p. 773-793.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kabachnik, Peter ; Magdalena, Grabowska ; Regulska, Joanna ; Mitchneck, Beth A ; Mayorova, Olga V. / Masculinidades traumáticas : Las geografías generizadas de las PDI georgianas de Abjasia. In: Gender, Place and Culture. 2013 ; Vol. 20, No. 6. pp. 773-793.
@article{cec8f0c99e394523901202aa7fc0fd7d,
title = "Masculinidades traum{\'a}ticas: Las geograf{\'i}as generizadas de las PDI georgianas de Abjasia",
abstract = "Over 200,000 people became internally displaced after several violent conflicts in the early 1990s in Georgia. For many internally displaced persons (IDPs), gender relations have been transformed significantly. This translates to many women taking on the role of breadwinner for their family, which often is accompanied by the process of demasculinization for men. In this article, we examine the construction of masculinities and analyze the gendered processes of displacement and living in post-displacement for Georgian IDPs from Abkhazia. We identify the formation of 'traumatic masculinities' as a result of the threats to, though not usurpation of, hegemonic masculinities. Drawing on interviews, we highlight how IDPs conceptualize gender norms and masculinities in Georgia. Despite the disruptions that displacement has brought about, with the subsequent challenges to IDPs' ideal masculine roles, the discourses of hegemonic masculinities still predominate amongst IDPs. We further illustrate this point by identifying two separate gendered discourses of legitimization that attempt to reconcile hegemonic masculinities with the current contexts and circumstances that IDPs face. These new traumatic masculinities do coexist with hegemonic masculinities, although the latter are reformed and redefined as a result of the new contexts and new places within which they are performed.",
keywords = "Abkhazia, Displacement, Georgia, Internally displaced persons, Masculinities, Trauma",
author = "Peter Kabachnik and Grabowska Magdalena and Joanna Regulska and Mitchneck, {Beth A} and Mayorova, {Olga V.}",
year = "2013",
doi = "10.1080/0966369X.2012.716402",
language = "Spanish",
volume = "20",
pages = "773--793",
journal = "Gender, Place, and Culture",
issn = "0966-369X",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Masculinidades traumáticas

T2 - Las geografías generizadas de las PDI georgianas de Abjasia

AU - Kabachnik, Peter

AU - Magdalena, Grabowska

AU - Regulska, Joanna

AU - Mitchneck, Beth A

AU - Mayorova, Olga V.

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - Over 200,000 people became internally displaced after several violent conflicts in the early 1990s in Georgia. For many internally displaced persons (IDPs), gender relations have been transformed significantly. This translates to many women taking on the role of breadwinner for their family, which often is accompanied by the process of demasculinization for men. In this article, we examine the construction of masculinities and analyze the gendered processes of displacement and living in post-displacement for Georgian IDPs from Abkhazia. We identify the formation of 'traumatic masculinities' as a result of the threats to, though not usurpation of, hegemonic masculinities. Drawing on interviews, we highlight how IDPs conceptualize gender norms and masculinities in Georgia. Despite the disruptions that displacement has brought about, with the subsequent challenges to IDPs' ideal masculine roles, the discourses of hegemonic masculinities still predominate amongst IDPs. We further illustrate this point by identifying two separate gendered discourses of legitimization that attempt to reconcile hegemonic masculinities with the current contexts and circumstances that IDPs face. These new traumatic masculinities do coexist with hegemonic masculinities, although the latter are reformed and redefined as a result of the new contexts and new places within which they are performed.

AB - Over 200,000 people became internally displaced after several violent conflicts in the early 1990s in Georgia. For many internally displaced persons (IDPs), gender relations have been transformed significantly. This translates to many women taking on the role of breadwinner for their family, which often is accompanied by the process of demasculinization for men. In this article, we examine the construction of masculinities and analyze the gendered processes of displacement and living in post-displacement for Georgian IDPs from Abkhazia. We identify the formation of 'traumatic masculinities' as a result of the threats to, though not usurpation of, hegemonic masculinities. Drawing on interviews, we highlight how IDPs conceptualize gender norms and masculinities in Georgia. Despite the disruptions that displacement has brought about, with the subsequent challenges to IDPs' ideal masculine roles, the discourses of hegemonic masculinities still predominate amongst IDPs. We further illustrate this point by identifying two separate gendered discourses of legitimization that attempt to reconcile hegemonic masculinities with the current contexts and circumstances that IDPs face. These new traumatic masculinities do coexist with hegemonic masculinities, although the latter are reformed and redefined as a result of the new contexts and new places within which they are performed.

KW - Abkhazia

KW - Displacement

KW - Georgia

KW - Internally displaced persons

KW - Masculinities

KW - Trauma

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84890025751&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84890025751&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/0966369X.2012.716402

DO - 10.1080/0966369X.2012.716402

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84890025751

VL - 20

SP - 773

EP - 793

JO - Gender, Place, and Culture

JF - Gender, Place, and Culture

SN - 0966-369X

IS - 6

ER -