• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Mehmet BOZOK
    Maltepe Üniversitesi, Sosyoloji (İngilizce) Bölümü

  • Dates: 1 June 2014

In a “typical” feminist research, trying to understand their respondents who are generally women by establishing empathy, the female feminist researcher s aim to contribute their empowerment and emancipation by utilizing feminist methodologies. On the other hand, if a pro feminist and male researcher establishes empathy with the respondent men, who are the primary agents and beneficiaries of patriarchy, creates deeper conflicts both with himself, the approach he adopts, and with the methodology he utilizes, in terms of a feminist research. In this article, the methodological difficulties of investigating masculinities with a pro feminist approach is discussed, focusing on the story of a field research conducted between 2010-2011 by a pro feminist male researcher in the city of Trabzon Turkey which frequently came to the forefront with a number of patriarchal and rightist incidents in the last years.

feminist methodology, masculinity, profeminism, masculinity studies, Trabzon

Mehmet BOZOK
Maltepe Üniversitesi, Sosyoloji (İngilizce) Bölümü