What are the characteristics of masculinity and masculine practices in contemporary Norway?
The project takes as its point of departure the dual descriptions of men and masculinity – as problems for themselves and others, and as overrepresented at both the top and bottom echelons of society.
The primary research question addresses the characteristics of masculinity and masculine practices in contemporary Norway.
The research will address three core topics:
- the processes that give rise to diverse forms of masculinity
- the potential class differences in young boys' perceptions of sexuality
- the social disparities in healthcare-seeking behavior among women and men leading to "deaths of despair"
The project will utilize a range of methods, drawing from multiple data sources. Among others: interviews from the databases “Sexual Culture in Youth" and "Inequality in Youth"; national population registry data; “Ungdata” and “Ipsos Norsk Monitor”.
The outcomes of this research will contribute to the limited body of knowledge on men and masculinities in contemporary Norway. Furthermore, the findings will be instrumental in shaping future research endeavors at NOVA and will foster collaborative opportunities with other academic institutions.