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It’s not easy to be a man.

It’s not easy to be a man


Grzegorz Kopiec, Uniwersytet Śląski, Katowice,

ISSN: 1335-3608


The article seeks answers to questions: what does it mean to be a man? and what does masculinity mean? These categories are so broad and open that each individual defines them independently for his own self and identity. In this paper those issues are presented using Bourdieu’s, Connel’s and Arcimowicz tools. Moreover, Polish scholar Melosik writes about a masculinity crisis which might prove a phenomenon which enables discovering new ways of understanding what it means to be a man. Men must become aware of a regularity that an obstinate adherence to outdated rules will be frustrating and destructive for them.

Bibliographic information

KOPIEC, Grzegorz. It’s not easy to be a man. Individual and Society, 2013, Vol. 16, No. 2.

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