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Palgrave Macmillan

Men, Masculinities and Methodologies

ISBN 9781137005724
Publication Date August 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences

Feminist researchers have produced a large body of critical scholarship on methodologies as they pertain to the study of women. However, questions about issues such as power, positionality and ethics in research related to men and masculinities have remained largely unaddressed. This is despite the fact that research on men and masculinities has grown exponentially in recent years, as is evidenced by the increasing number of scholarly books and journals on the subject. In this book researchers reflect on their experiences of studying men and masculinities from the perspective of topics ranging from internet dating and violence to social inclusion and rock climbing. They also canvass how we can address difference and diversity amongst men and between masculinities in our methodological approaches. Through the lens of masculinity studies the authors contribute to broader methodological debates about subjects such as field access, insider-outsider positioning and qualitative versus quantitative approaches.

Barbara Pini is Professor in the School of Humanities at Griffith University, Australia. She is author of Masculinities and Management in Agricultural Organizations Worldwide and Gender and Rurality (with Lia Bryant).
Bob Pease is Chair of Social Work in the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University, Australia. His most recent publications include Migrant Men: Critical Studies of Masculinities and the Migration Experience, Undoing Privilege: Unearned Advantage in a Divided World and Men and Masculinities Around the World: Transforming Men's Practices (with Elisabetta Ruspini, Jeff Hearn and Keith Pringle).

1. Gendering Methodologies in the Study of Men and Masculinities; Barbara Pini and Bob Pease
2. Methods and Methodologies in Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities; Jeff Hearn
3. Epistemology, Methodology and Accountability in Researching Men's Subjectivities and Practices; Bob Pease
4. Issues of Intimacy, Masculinity, and Ethnography; Tristan Bridges
5. Negotiating Gender in Research Among Men; Michael Flood
6. 'Getting Close': Methods, Masculinity and Research Practice; Mairtin Mac an Ghaill and Chris Haywood and Zoe Bright
7. Researcher Self and Research Subject in Critical (Interview) Studies of Men and Masculinities: On Including Interview Performances and Situational Contexts in Feminist Gender Analysis; Linn Egeberg Holmgren
8. Conversations about Otokorashisa (Masculinity/'Manliness'): Insider/Outsider Dynamics in Masculinities Research in Japan; Romit Dasgupta
9. Counting Men: Quantitative Approaches to the Study of Men and Masculinities; Barbara Pini and Roger Patulny
10. On-Going Methodological Problematics: Masculinities and Male Rock Climbers; Victoria Robinson
11. Disability: Cripping Masculinity?; Dan Goodley and Katherine Runswick Cole
12. Peering Upwards: Researching Ruling-Class Men; Mike Donaldson and Scott Poynting
13. Getting into the Lives of Ruling Class Men: Conceptual Problems, Methodological Solutions; Sebastián P Madrid
14. Men Researching Violent Men: Epistemology, Ethics and Emotions in Qualitative Research; Malcolm Cowburn
15. Encountering Violent Men: Strange and Familiar; Lucas Gottzén
16. Involving Older Gay Men in Research: The Lure of Group Experience; Kip Jones and Lee-Ann Fenge
17. Interviewing Older Men Online; Miranda Leontowitsch
18. Doing Research with the Boys: Discussion and Analysis of Participant–led Photographic Research in the Field; Cliona Barnes

Cliona Barnes, Limerick University, Ireland
Tristan Bridges, State University of New York, USA
Zoë Bright, Newcastle University, UK
Malcolm Cowburn, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Romit Dasgupta, University of Western Australia, Australia
Mike Donaldson, University of Wollongong, Australia
Dan Goodley, University of Sheffield, UK
Lee-Ann Fenge, Bournemouth University, UK
Michael Flood, University of Wollongong, Australia
Lucas Gottzén, Linköping University, Sweden
Chris Haywood, University of Newcastle, UK
Jeff Hearn, Linköping University, Sweden
Linn Egeberg Holmgren, Uppsala University, Sweden
Kip Jones, Bournemouth University, UK
Miranda Leontowitsch, St George's University of London, UK
Mairtin Mac an Ghaill, Newman University College, UK
Sebastián Madrid, University of Sydney, Australia
Roger Patulny, University of Wollongong, UK
Scott Poynting, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Katherine Runswick-Cole, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Victoria Robinson, University of Sheffield, UK


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