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European Perspectives on Men and Masculinities
National and Transnational Approaches
 
 
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What is happening to men, masculinities and gender relations in Europe? How are changes around gender affecting men?

This book, the result of over five years' collaboration by the leading European researchers on men, is the first to adopt a comparative perspective on men and masculinities in Europe. It critically reviews the state of knowledge on men and masculinities, focusing on the different situations in fourteen countries across Eastern, Central and Western Europe. In particular, it focuses on the implications of rapid and substantial social change, the EU and Europeanisation, globalization, and new post-socialist configurations of Europe for the construction of men, masculinities and men's practices.

Special emphasis is also placed on men's changing relations to home and work, on social exclusion, violences, health, the intersection of national and transnational forces, legal, policy, and on political developments around men and masculinities.


Description

What is happening to men, masculinities and gender relations in Europe? How are changes around gender affecting men?

This book, the result of over five years' collaboration by the leading European researchers on men, is the first to adopt a comparative perspective on men and masculinities in Europe. It critically reviews the state of knowledge on men and masculinities, focusing on the different situations in fourteen countries across Eastern, Central and Western Europe. In particular, it focuses on the implications of rapid and substantial social change, the EU and Europeanisation, globalization, and new post-socialist configurations of Europe for the construction of men, masculinities and men's practices.

Special emphasis is also placed on men's changing relations to home and work, on social exclusion, violences, health, the intersection of national and transnational forces, legal, policy, and on political developments around men and masculinities.


Reviews


"... as the first project of its kind, European Perspectives on Men and Masculinities is an impressive achievement in its own right, and one hopes it will generate new research ...." - Christopher E. Forth, US, Men and Masculinities, 2008
 
"This book will be of interest to a variety of scholars, especially those whose working terrain is national and regional and who are looking for a decent overview of studies, research issues and methodological caveats. It is a sound accomplishment to have outlined the perspective that men's endurance and men's creation of social problems are commonly, be it in variable and complex ways, intertwined." - Diederik F. Janssen, The Netherlands, Journal of Men's Studies
 
"The book might become a convenient handbook for researchers, teachers and students - dealing with social problems, gender, work, new family types etc." - Niels Rosendal Jensen, Denmark, European Journal of Social Work


Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Preface and Acknowledgements
Members of Critical Research on Men In Europe (CROME)
Studying Men in Europe; J.Hearn & K.Pringle
PART 1: APPROACHES
Academic Research; J.Hearn, K.Pringle & The Collective
Statistical Information; J.Hearn & The Collective
Law and Policy; K.Pringle, J.Hearn & The Collective
Media and Newspaper Representations; J.Hearn & The Collective
PART 2: THEMES
Home and Work; J.Hearn, K.Pringle & The Collective
Social Exclusion; K.Pringle & J.Hearn, with I.Novikova & D.Kambourov
Violences; J.Hearn & K.Pringle
Health; J.Hearn & V.Kolga, with K.Pringle
Configurations of Europe; J.Hearn, K.Pringle & The Collective
Notes
References
Index


Authors

JEFF HEARN is the first Professor in Critical Studies on Men, Linköping University, Sweden, and Professor, Swedish School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland, and University of Huddersfield, UK. He has also been Research Professor, University of Manchester, Professor II, Oslo University and Visiting Professor in eight universities in four countries. His many publications include Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities (co-editor, 2005).

KEITH PRINGLE is Professor in Sociology with a specialism in Social Work, Uppsala University, Sweden, Research Professor in Social Work and Social Policy at London Metropolitan University, UK and Adjungeret Professor at-Aalborg University in Denmark. He co-ordinated the EU Framework 5 Research Network 'The Social Problem of Men'. His many publications include The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities (co-editor).

Critical Research on Men in Europe (CROME) is a research network of leading European researchers on men and masculinities, that has worked together on European projects since 1999.