Inclusive Masculinity and Czechia Youth

Viktor Chvatik , Jack Hardwicke, Eric Anderson

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In this, the first investigation of inclusive masculinities among 18 to 19-year-old Czech students, we interviewed 19 participants from a rural part of the country. The purpose of this research was to identify attitudes of young, rural, Czech men toward homosexuality and examine for perceived generational difference compared to men who emerged under communism. Results showed evidence of inclusive masculinities for these rural youth based in three principal categories: 1) positive attitudes toward homosexuality; 2) openness to a bromance with a gay male (dependent on gender typicality) and 3) perceived generational differences in gay acceptance compared to their parent’s generation. Overall, results therefore show that young men in this rural part of Czechia are enacting more inclusive forms of masculinity than possible under communist rule.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Sociology
Early online date29 Nov 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Nov 2021


  • inclusive masculinity; youth; gender; rural


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