Caught in-between: social developments and young men in urban India

Philip, Shannon (2018) Caught in-between: social developments and young men in urban India. Journal of Gender Studies, 27 (3). pp. 362-370. ISSN 0958-9236

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The lives of young middle-class men in India are greatly different to their parents and older generations. As India economically liberalizes, there is a generational gap that has developed. Young men begin to start bridging this gap by living their lives through various negotiations and performances of appropriate masculinities in the contexts that surround them. Social developments in India mean that processes of consumption, urbanization and new practices of romantic and sexual expression have to be managed alongside older gendered expectations and responsibilities on young men. Through an ethnographic approach, this paper explores the social and cultural realities of young Indian men to understand how they are caught in-between and creatively manage their lives and relationships.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender,india,masculinities,social development,youth,gender studies,arts and humanities (miscellaneous),social sciences (miscellaneous) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3318
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Research on Children and Families
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2023 13:30
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 18:19
DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2017.1391689

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