By R. Appleby
This ebook attracts on a number assets, together with stories of castaways, fictional narratives, and interviews with academics in dialog faculties and universities in Japan, to discover many present issues round instructor identification, gender, and intercultural sexuality in international English language instructing.
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Extra resources for Men and Masculinities in Global English Language Teaching
The binary pairing of a feminised East and a masculinised West, and the effects that this pairing has on the cultivation of Western masculinity, is a significant theme in fictional representations (as discussed in Chapter 4) and in men’s experiential accounts (in Chapters 6, 7, and 8). Imperialism, masculinity, and race As Roper and Tosh (1991: 19) point out, ‘attempts to fathom the perplexities of present day masculinities will founder unless they are securely based in a historical perspective’.
Such categorisations refer not only to gender, but also to a multitude of other intersecting – and discursively constituted – categories that are more or less salient at a particular place and time, including age, ethnicity, national origin, class, sexual orientation, institutional affiliation, dis/ability, language, profession, or education. In recent years, productive ways of combining the principles of hegemonic masculinity and discursive analyses of gender/sexuality have been proposed in order to demonstrate the interaction between broader social and structural patterns of gender and locally articulated discourses.
But it was in the domain of gender relations that more radical reforms were introduced, and Japanese women as gendered subjects emerged as centrally significant figures. A key element in MacArthur’s reform agenda was to bring ‘Western salvation and emancipation’ to Japanese women, who were represented as passive victims of Japanese male tyranny and domination (Koikari 2008: 2). Under these reforms, Japanese women were granted suffrage, the right to participate in politics and, with the new Japanese Constitution in 1947, the right to extensive equality under the law in regard to marriage, choice of spouse, property rights and so on.
Men and Masculinities in Global English Language Teaching by R. Appleby