Incel Masculinity

Andrews, Sam and Ellis, Anthony (2022) Incel Masculinity. In: Shades of Deviance. Second Edition. Routledge. ISBN 9780367685874

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Part II: Subcultures and deviating social codes. 11 Incel Masculinity:
Incels – shorthand for involuntary celibates – refers to an online subculture comprising largely disaffected young men. On various internet forums Incels regularly express feelings of worthlessness, self-loathing and frustration at their inability to attract women. In response to these feelings, some promote hateful misogyny and actively support the use of extreme violence. Some governments in the West have recently identified Incels as a dangerous and deviant social group at risk of committing terrorist violence. The presence of Incels, however, raises important questions about social life and masculinity in the technologically advanced stage of capitalism.

Keywords:Incels, Masculinity, Violence
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
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Deposited On:20 Sep 2022 15:35

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