Masculinities in a Global Era Book

Masculinities in a Global Era


  • Author : Joseph Gelfer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461469315

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Masculinities in a Global Era Excerpt :

​​Masculinities in a Global Era extends the conversation of masculinity studies by analyzing global masculinities from a psychological perspective. Canvassing a broad array of psychological aspects such as the construction of identity, the negotiation of power, coping with trauma, and sexuality, this volume shows how masculinities are experienced, performed and embodied in geographically dispersed communities. Importantly, Masculinities in a Global Era fulfills a much-needed but elusive need within the study of masculinities: a forum in which the often polarized approaches of pro-feminists and men’s rights advocates can begin to move beyond their entrenched historical positions towards a more fruitful and nuanced future.​

Global Masculinities and Manhood Book

Global Masculinities and Manhood


  • Author : Ronald L Jackson
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2011-12-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9780252093555

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Global Masculinities and Manhood Excerpt :

Bringing together an array of interdisciplinary voices, Global Masculinities and Manhood examines the concept of masculinity from the perspectives of cultures around the world. Contributors to this volume deconstruct the history and politics of masculinities within the contexts of the cultures from which they have been developed, examining what makes a man who he is within his own culture. Highlighting manifestations of masculinity in countries including Jamaica, Turkey, Peru, Kenya, Australia, and China, scholars from a variety of disciplines grapple with topics including how masculinity is affected by war and conflict, defined in relation to race, ethnicity, and sexuality, and expressed in cultural activities such as sports or the cinema. Contributors are Bryant Keith Alexander, Molefi K. Asante, Murali Balaji, Maurice Hall, Ronald L. Jackson II, Shino Konishi, Nil Mutluer, Mich Nyawalo, Kathleen Glenister Roberts, Margarita Saona, and Kath Woodward.

Masculinity and Aspiration in an Era of Neoliberal Education Book

Masculinity and Aspiration in an Era of Neoliberal Education


  • Author : Garth Stahl
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-03-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317303008

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Masculinity and Aspiration in an Era of Neoliberal Education Excerpt :

This collection investigates the ways in which boys and young men negotiate neoliberal discourse surrounding aspiration and how neoliberalism shapes their identities. Expanding the field of masculinity studies in education, the contributors offer international comparisons of different subgroups of boys and young men in primary, secondary and university settings. A cross-sectional analysis of race, gender, and class theory is employed to illuminate the role of aspiration in shaping boys’ identities, which adds nuance to their complex "identity work" in neoliberal times.

Gender and Human Rights in a Global  Mobile Era Book

Gender and Human Rights in a Global Mobile Era


  • Author : Laura A. Hebert
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-06-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000593013

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Gender and Human Rights in a Global Mobile Era Excerpt :

Gender and Human Rights in a Global, Mobile Era delves into feminist debates surrounding the relationship between gender and human rights through engaging feminist perspectives on the multifaceted issue of human trafficking. Building on analyses of domestic servitude, commercial sex, and labor trafficking by military contractors, and grounded in intersectional feminist cosmopolitanism and feminist theorizing on vulnerability, precarity, and ethical interdependence, Laura Hebert makes several interrelated contributions. As she explores how a feminist gender analysis illuminates the structures and norms enabling trafficking, Hebert simultaneously considers the future of feminist rights advocacy. Emphasizing the sociality of human rights, she encourages feminist scholars and activists to look beyond states as the duty-bearers of human rights and the assumption that human rights are made meaningful mainly through the establishment of legal rights at the national level. She challenges the idea that "feminism" can be reduced to advocacy on behalf of women’s rights. She also encourages critical reflection on how divisions associated with feminist politics have impeded opportunities for the building of feminist solidarities across differences aimed at the realization of the human rights of all. Strongly interdisciplinary, Gender and Human Rights in a Global, Mobile Era will be of interest to students and scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities.

Young Sikhs in a Global World Book

Young Sikhs in a Global World


  • Author : Dr Kristina Myrvold
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2015-08-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472456960

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Young Sikhs in a Global World Excerpt :

Presenting current research on young Sikhs with multicultural and transnational life styles, this volume is the first of its kind devoted to the religion of young Sikhs in the global community, discussing their interpretation, shaping and negotiation of religious identities, traditions and authority on an individual and collective level. Qualitative research and ethnographic fieldwork from new and established academics analyses how young Sikhs try to solve social, intellectual and psychological tensions between the family, the expectations of the majority society, Punjabi culture and religious values.

Iranian Masculinities Book

Iranian Masculinities


  • Author : Sivan Balslev
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108470636

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Iranian Masculinities Excerpt :

The transition from Qajar rule in Iran (c.1789-1925) to that of rule by the Pahlavi dynasty (1925-1979) set in motion a number of shifts in the political, social, and cultural realms. Focusing on masculinity in Iran, this book interweaves ideas and perceptions, laws, political movements, and men's practices to spotlight the role men as gendered subjects played in Iranian history. It shows how men under the reign of Reza Shah dressed, acted, spoke, and thought differently from their late Qajar period counterparts. Furthermore, it highlights how the notion of being a "proper Iranian man" changed over these decades. Demonstrating how an emerging elite of western-educated men constructed and promoted a new model of masculinity as part of their struggle for political, social, and cultural hegemony, Balslev shows how this new model reflects wider developments in Iranian society at the time including the rise of Iranian nationalism and the country's modernisation process.

Governing Masculinities in the Early Modern Period Book

Governing Masculinities in the Early Modern Period


  • Author : Professor Jacqueline Van Gent
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2013-07-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409482482

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Governing Masculinities in the Early Modern Period Excerpt :

Documenting lived experiences of men in charge of others, this collection creates a social and cultural history of early modern governing masculinities. It examines the tensions between normative discourses and lived experiences and their manifestations in a range of different sources; and explores the insecurities, anxieties and instability of masculine governance and the ways in which these were expressed (or controlled) in emotional states, language or performance. Focussing on moments of exercising power, the collection seeks to understand the methods, strategies, discourses or resources that men were able (or not) to employ in order to have this power. In order to elucidate the mechanisms of male governance the essays explore the following questions: how was male governance demonstrated and enacted through men's (and women's) bodies? What roles did women play in sustaining, supporting or undermining governing masculinities? And what are the relationship of specific spaces such as household or urban environments to notions and practice of governance? Finally, the collection emphasises the power of sources to articulate the ideas of governance held by particular social groups and to obscure those of others. Through a rich and wide range of case studies, the collection explores what distinctions can be seen in ideas of authoritative masculine behaviour across Protestant and Catholic cultures, British and Continental models, from the late medieval to the end of the eighteenth century, and between urban and national expressions of authority.

Korean Masculinities and Transcultural Consumption Book

Korean Masculinities and Transcultural Consumption


  • Author : Sun Jung
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9789888028665

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Korean Masculinities and Transcultural Consumption Excerpt :

This book investigates transcultural consumption of three iconic figures ù the middle-aged Japanese female fandom of actor Bae Yong-Joon, the Western online cult fandom of the thriller film Oldboy, and the Singaporean fandom of the pop-star Rain. Through these three specific but hybrid context, the author develops the concepts of soft masculinity, as well as global and postmodern variants of masculine cultural impacts. In the concluding chapter, the author also discusses recently emerging versatile masculinity within the transcultural pop production paradigm represented by K-pop idol boy bands.

Global Feminist Autoethnographies During COVID 19 Book

Global Feminist Autoethnographies During COVID 19


  • Author : Melanie Heath
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-01-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000530834

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Global Feminist Autoethnographies During COVID 19 Excerpt :

Global Feminist Autoethnographies bears witness to our displacements, disruptions, and distress as tenured faculty, faculty on temporary contracts, graduate students, and people connected to academia during COVID-19. The authors document their experiences arising within academia and beyond it, gathering narratives from across the globe—Australia, Canada, Ghana, Finland, India, Norway, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States along with transnational engagements with Bolivia, Iran, Nepal, and Taiwan. In an era where the older rules about work and family related to our survival, wellbeing, and dignity are rapidly being transformed, this book shows that distress and traumas are emerging and deepening across the divides within and between the global North and South, depending on the intersecting structures that have affected each of us. It documents our distress and trauma and how we have worked to lift each other up amidst severe precarities. A global co-written project, this book shows how we are moving to decolonize our scholarship. It will be of interest to an interdisciplinary array of scholars in the areas of intersectionality, gender, family, race, sexuality, migration, and global and transnational sociology.

East Asian Men Book

East Asian Men


  • Author : Xiaodong Lin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137556349

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East Asian Men Excerpt :

This book provides a fresh and contemporary take on the study of men and masculinity. It highlights new and exciting approaches to sexuality, desire, men and masculinity in East Asian contexts, focusing on the interconnections between them. In doing so, it re-examines the key concepts that underpin studies of masculinity, such as homophobia, homosociality and heteronormativity. Developing new ways of thinking about masculinity in local contexts, it fills a significant lacuna in contemporary scholarship. This thought-provoking work will appeal to students and scholars of gender studies, cultural studies and the wider social sciences.

The Cosmopolitan Dream Book

The Cosmopolitan Dream


  • Author : Geng Song
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Masculinity
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9888455486

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The Cosmopolitan Dream Excerpt :

The Cosmopolitan Dream presents the broad patterns in the transformations of mainland Chinese masculinity over recent years, covering both representations (in film, fiction, and on television) and the lived experiences of Chinese men on four continents. Exposure to transnational influences has made Chinese notions of masculinity more cosmopolitan than ever before, yet the configurations of these hybrid masculinities retain the imprint of Chinese historical models. With the increasing interconnectivity of markets around the world, the hegemonic mode of manhood is now a highly mobile transnational business form of masculinity. However, the fusion of this kind of cosmopolitanism with Chinese characteristics has not diminished the conventional class and gender privileges for educated men. On the other hand, the traditionally prized intellectual masculinity in Chinese culture, which did not hold commerce in high regard, has reconciled with today's business values. Together these factors shape the outlook of the contemporary generation of Chinese elites. At the same time globalization has increased the cross-country mobility of blue-collar Chinese men, who may possess a masculine ideal that is different from their white-collar counterparts. Therefore it is important to examine various types of masculinity with the recent, reform-era mainland Chinese migration. The migrant man--whether he is a worker, student, pop idol, or writer (all cases studied in this volume)--could face challenges to his masculinity based on his race, class, intimate partners, or fatherhood. The strategies adopted by the Chinese men to reinvent their masculine identities in these stories offer much insight into the complex connections between masculinity and the rapid socioeconomic developments of postsocialist China.

Men   s Health Equity Book

Men s Health Equity


  • Author : Derek M. Griffith
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-04-25
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351682947

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Men s Health Equity Excerpt :

Worldwide, men have more opportunities, privileges, and power, yet they also have shorter life expectancies than women. Why is this? Why are there stark differences in the burden of disease, quality of life, and length of life amongst men, by race, ethnicity, (dis)ability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, rurality, and national context? Why is this a largely unexplored area of research? Men’s Health Equity is the first volume to describe men’s health equity as a field of study that emerged from gaps in and between research on men’s health and health inequities. This handbook provides a comprehensive review of foundations of the field; summarizes the issues unique to different populations; discusses key frameworks for studying and exploring issues that cut across populations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Central America, and South America; and offers strategies for improving the health of key population groups and achieving men’s health equity overall. This book systematically explores the underlying causes of these differences, describes the specific challenges faced by particular groups of men, and offers policy and programmatic strategies to improve the health and well-being of men and pursue men’s health equity. Men’s Health Equity will be the first collection to present the state of the science in this field, its progress, its breadth, and its future. This book is an invaluable resource for scholars, researchers, students, and professionals interested in men’s health equity, men’s health, psychology of men’s health, gender studies, public health, and global health.

He Thinks He s Down Book

He Thinks He s Down


  • Author : Katharine Bausch
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780774863759

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He Thinks He s Down Excerpt :

The end of the Second World War saw a “crisis of white masculinity” brought on by social change. As a result, several prominent white male pop culture figures sought out and appropriated African American cultural trappings to benefit from what they believed were powerful black masculinities. In He Thinks He’s Down, Katharine Bausch draws on case studies from three genres – the writings of Norman Mailer and Jack Kerouac, advertising and aesthetics in Playboy magazine, and action narratives of Blaxploitation films – to illustrate how each one engaged with black tropes while simultaneously doing little to change the racial and gendered stereotypes that perpetuated the power of white male privilege.

The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean Book

The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean


  • Author : Harry Sanabria
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317198215

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The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean Excerpt :

This wide-ranging introduction to the anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean offers broad coverage of culture and society in the region, taking into account historical developments as well as the roles of power and inequality. The chapters address key topics such as colonialism, globalization, violence, religion, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, health, and food, and emphasize the impact of Latin American and Caribbean peoples and cultures in the United States. The text has been thoroughly updated for the second edition, including fresh case studies and new chapters on independence, neoliberalism and immigration, and popular culture and the digital revolution. Students are provided with a solid overview of the major contemporary trends, issues, and debates in the field. Each chapter ends with a summary, up-to-date recommendations for viewing films/videos and websites, and a comprehensive bibliography for further reading and research.

Radically Listening to Transgender Children Book

Radically Listening to Transgender Children


  • Author : Katie Steele
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2019-12-03
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498590389

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Radically Listening to Transgender Children Excerpt :

This book is for early childhood educators committed to learning about gender [in]justice as a foundation for creating gender affirming early learning environments for all children including those who are transgender and gender expansive (TGE). The authors engage in progressive and contemporary thinking about gender acknowledging its complexity, intersectionality, diversity and dynamism. They draw on Miranda Fricker’s (2007) concepts of testimonial injustice to discuss how young TGE children are considered “too young” to have gender identities or to truly know themselves and hermeneutical injustice to represent the challenges TGE children face in educational environments that do not provide them with linguistic or interpretive tools to help them fully understand and communicate about their gender. Woven throughout the book are the lived experiences and counter-stories of TGE children and adults that privilege their voices and highlight their right to contribute equally to societal understandings of gender and to access all the tools a given society has available at the time to help them name and understand their own experiences.The authors provide discourse, conceptual frameworks and concrete strategies educators can use to inspire resistant social imaginations (Medina, 2013) and actions that improve gender justice for our youngest children.