Not Leather Boots but Dress Shoes: White-Collar Masculinity and the Far-Right Movement

  • Yoshida, Yutaka (Department of Criminology, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester)
  • Published : 2020.12.31


This paper investigates whether white-collar masculinity can play a role in the life of a far-right activist. The current study employs the methods of psychosocial analysis devised by Wendy Hollway and Tony Jefferson. Using the case of a Japanese far-right activist, it explores how the hegemony and decline of "salaryman masculinity" in Japan interacted with his life. It draws attention to the suffering of white-collar men in their struggle to comply with hegemonic masculinity. These men's suffering tends to be overlooked due to their stable socio-economic status, but it can potentially play a role in their investment in far-right discourse.



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