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The Study of the Phenomenon of Misandry by the Example of Two Generations Comparison

Student: Elena Pyatkova

Supervisor: Olga Savinskaya

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Educational Programme: Sociology (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2018

Throughout the XX century, women's social movements, known as feminist movements, fought for the equalization of women's rights over men's rights, in which process social status and their social roles underwent significant changes. Today there is not only the transformation of femininity as such, but also the transformation of masculinity, namely, there is a "crisis of masculinity". The spread of feminist views led to the emergence of such a phenomenon in society as misandry, which is the presence of negative attitudes toward men. As a result, men feel oppressed and disadvantaged about their position in society, which creates new gender conflicts and problems in the social structure of society. However, the study of the phenomenon of misandry as such is practically absent, both in the works of Western and Russian researchers in the context of sociological thought, that is, we can assume that there is a problem of non-knowledge of this area. There is a need for a more in-depth study of the phenomenon of misandry, which is one of the directions of reflection of the essence of the image of modern man, masculinity, its role and position in modern culture. The aim of this work is to identify the boundaries of the phenomenon of misandry as a sociological construct and analysis of its manifestations on the example of two generations comparison. To achieve this goal, we used a strategy of mixed methods, which allowed us to create a complete picture of the phenomenon of misandry, in particular, to identify the characteristics of its manifestations and types among women of two generations.

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