Global Masculinities

Masculinity, Labour, and Neoliberalism

Working-Class Men in International Perspective

Editors: Walker, Charlie, Roberts, Steven (Eds.)

  • Adopts an intersectional approach to answering questions about the topic
  • Develops the critical study of men and masculinities as a truly global field of inquiry
  • Highlights and draws a distinction between the forms of adaptation currently being demanded of working-class men in relation to processes of neoliberalization 
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This book explores the ways in which neoliberal capitalism has reshaped the lives of working-class men around the world. It focuses on the effects of employment change and of new forms of governmentality on men’s experiences of both public and private life. The book presents a range of international studies—from the US, UK, and Australia to Western and Northern Europe, Russia, and Nigeria—that move beyond discourses positing a ‘masculinity crisis’ or pathologizing working-class men. Instead, the authors look at the active ways men have dealt with forms of economic and symbolic marginalization and the barriers they have faced in doing so. While the focus of the volume is employment change, it covers a range of topics from consumption and leisure to education and family. 

About the authors

Charlie Walker is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Southampton, UK. He is the author of Learning to Labour in Post-Soviet Russia: Vocational Youth in Transition and the co-editor of Innovations in Youth Research and Youth and Social Change in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
Steven Roberts is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Monash University, Australia. His sole and co-published works include Youth and Social Class: Enduring Inequality in the UK, Australia and New Zealand; Debating Modern Masculinities; Class Inequality in Austerity Britain; Young People and Social Policy in Europe; and Digital Methods for Social Science.

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“This is the book we have been waiting for.  All the myth-making about working-class men has needed a dose of reality, and here it is. The economic tsunami, precarious work, and challenges to breadwinner status can be devastating; responses vary, and remarkable strategies emerge.  With close-focus research from four continents, vivid life histories and careful analysis, this book is a tremendous resource for understanding men’s lives in the market-dominated world.” (Raewyn Connell, Professor of Sociology at the University of Sydney, author of Masculinities and co-author of Gender: in World Perspective)

“Masculinity, Labour and Neoliberalism does what it says on the tin. The wisdom and new ideas of Walker and Roberts are evident in their strong introduction, while the thirteen new ethnographies make an impressive collection. The lives of working class men around the world have been greatly diminished by the vast changes wrought by the global neoliberal economy. The hidden injuries of class, the class loyalties and the few new chances for young working-class men to make good are all here, in hard-hitting and poignant detail.” (Nancy Lindisfarne, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at SOAS, University of London, and co-editor of Dislocating Masculinity and Masculinities under Neoliberalism)

“Masculinity, Labour and Neoliberalism: Working-Class Men in International Perspective represents a major contribution to critical studies of men and masculinities.  Walker and Robert’s edited collection – which is truly international in scope – captures the working-class male experience in an era of robust neoliberalism where precarious employment dominates the global labour market.  The collection should be required reading for those interested in cutting edge scholarship on working-class masculinities.” (Garth Stahl, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of South Australia, author of Identity, Neoliberalism and Aspiration in White Working-Class Boys)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Masculinity, Labour and Neoliberalism: Reviewing the Field

    Walker, Charlie (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

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  • Men, Masculinity and Labour-Force Participation in Kaduna, Nigeria: Are There Positive Alternatives to the Provider Role?

    Harris, Colette

    Pages 29-52

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  • Yearning to Labour? Working-Class Men in Post-Industrial Britain

    Nixon, Darren

    Pages 53-75

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  • Formulating the Postindustrial Self: The Role of Petty Crime Among Unemployed, Working-Class Men in Stoke-on-Trent

    Mahoney, Ian (et al.)

    Pages 77-99

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  • Young Working-Class Men Without Jobs: Reimagining Work and Masculinity in Postindustrial Sweden

    Andersson, Åsa (et al.)

    Pages 101-123

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Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63172-1
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Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63171-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Masculinity, Labour, and Neoliberalism
Book Subtitle
Working-Class Men in International Perspective
Editors
  • Charlie Walker
  • Steven Roberts
Series Title
Global Masculinities
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63172-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63172-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63171-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 338
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