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College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Older New Zealand Men Negotiate Masculinity
This research is largely exploratory. It is concerned with the ways in which men's conceptualisations of their masculinity might change as they grow older. The aspects of masculinity that might be impacted by ageing include physicality, cognitive capacity, sexuality, and changing roles/ retirement. These are all bound to the gendered power, and so this research is also about the ways in which masculine power may be challenged by ageing. The study interviews twenty three men over 65 and analyses their talk through discourse analysis. The data are therefore qualitative.
I grew up in Whangarei but have been living in Wellington for almost twenty years. I chose Massey because of it's excellent reputation for critical and health psychology, and for the fact that I could study extramurally. I am enrolled in the Clinical Psychology Doctorate programme and hope to find work as a clinical psychologist at the conclusion of my studies.
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Last updated on Tuesday 04 April 2017