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Den bioniske mannen på autoerotiska äventyr: mäns risktagande i trafikrummet
Tema Genus, University of Linköping, Linköping, Sweden. (4D: Doing driving, doing design)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5268-8957
Tema Genus, University of Linköping, Linköping, Sweden. (4D: Doing driving, doing design)
2010 (Swedish)In: Norma, ISSN 1890-2138, E-ISSN 1890-2146, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 27-44Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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“The bionic man goes autoerotic – theoretic keys towards a refined understanding of men’s risk taking in public space”

Gender construction in relation to mobility and movement gives rise to intriguing questions regarding the interfaces between men, masculinity, technology, “danger” and risk-taking, especially when discussing issues of traffic safety. How can we conceptualize men’s risk taking practices within the traffic realm? By drawing on research from feminist science and technology studies, the authors suggest and develop the figuration the bionic man for how to understand cars and other mobile vehicles such as mopeds as extensions of the (male) body. The construction of masculinity is seen to be interlinked with the use and mastering of motor vehicles. This theoretical frame work is further analysed by introducing the concept of autoeroticism as a meaningful way for understanding the profound embodied and emotional relation between men, technologies of movement and risk taking. The authors argue that the emotional aspects of driving cars and riding mopeds need to be regarded as both vital and crucial aspects when studying men’s risk taking in traffic space.

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Oslo, Norge: Universitetsforlaget , 2010. Vol. 5, no 1, p. 27-44
Keywords [en]
Gender, (bionic) men, masculinity, technology, autoeroticism, emotions, risk taking, traffic safety
Keywords [sv]
kön, män, maskulinitet, teknologi, autoeroticism, känslor, risktagande, trafiksäkerhet
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
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Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-47442OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-47442DiVA, id: diva2:894751
Available from: 2010-09-22 Created: 2016-01-15 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved

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