Global Masculinities

Men and Masculinities Around the World

Transforming Men’s Practices

Editors: Ruspini, E. (Ed.)

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This collection, with contributions on seventeen countries from social scientists from Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, analyzes the characteristics and potential of diverse educational, political and related initiatives towards progressive changes in gender relations to show how men are reacting to contemporary social change

About the authors

ELISABETTA RUSPINI Senior Associate Professor of Sociology at theUniversity of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.

JEFF HEARN Professor in Gender Studies (Critical Studies on Men) at Linköping University, Sweden; a Professor of Sociology at the University of Huddersfield, UK; and a Professor in the Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland.

BOB PEASE Chair of Social Work at Deakin University, Australia.

KEITH PRINGLE Professor in Sociology at Uppsala University in Sweden, and a Professor in Social Policy and Social Work at London Metropolitan University, UK. In addition, he is an Adjungeret Professor at Aalborg University in Denmark and Honorary Professor at Warwick University, UK.



 

Reviews

"In this compilation by 17 scholars chosen from around the world, the editors sought to have each author discuss and

analyze the latest advances in the study of manhood and masculinity in his or her country, specifically taking into

account the social, economic, and cultural contexts of the respective nations. The result is a wide-ranging,

comparative volume that provides the latest foci on masculinity from scholars in Europe, the Americas, the Asia

Pacific region, and Africa. However, providing the contributing authors the autonomy to identify what they perceive

as the latest foci means that the overall volume lacks a common theme, thus rendering any comparisons among

countries or regions in a particular area of scholarship rather difficult, if not impossible. Though this may be

frustrating for readers seeking to obtain a truly comparative perspective, the edited volume nonetheless provides a

global perspective and gives voice to some regions of the world that have been largely neglected or ignored in

masculinity studies. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students/faculty." - CHOICE, J. R. Mitrano, Central Connecticut

State University

"Finally a book on global masculinities! This wonderful volume brings together a surprising range of scholarship on masculinities from all continents of the world. Comprehensive, rich, and thoroughly textured, the collection critically assesses masculinities in comparative perspective while simultaneously contributing new and diverse insight to the development of gender equality globally. Necessary reading for all students and scholars of masculinities." - James W. Messerschmidt, author of Hegemonic Masculinities and Camouflaged Politics: Unmasking the Bush Dynasty and Its War Against Iraq

"This splendid collection of research and activism shows both the maturing of masculinities research as a field of knowledge, and the new realism and determination in men's work for gender justice. Every chapter has illuminating things to say, and both differences and links between global North and global South emerge clearly." - Raewyn Connell, author of Masculinities and Confronting Equality

"This wide-ranging volume offers fascinating insights into men and masculinities around the world. It deserves to be widely read." - Andrea Cornwall, professor of Anthropology and Development, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex


Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction: Transforming Men’s Practices Around the World

    Pringle, Keith (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Slow, Passive, and Hesitant: Transforming Men’s Practices in Austria

    Forster, Edgar

    Pages 17-29

  • Interventions on, and of, Men in the Finnish State, Civil Society, and Media

    Hearn, Jeff (et al.)

    Pages 31-43

  • Care-Free Masculinities in Ireland

    Hanlon, Niall (et al.)

    Pages 45-57

  • And Yet Something Is on the Move: Education for New Forms of Masculinity and Paternity in Italy

    Ruspini, Elisabetta

    Pages 59-69

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Men and Masculinities Around the World
Book Subtitle
Transforming Men’s Practices
Editors
  • E. Ruspini
Series Title
Global Masculinities
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Elisabetta Ruspini, Jeff Hearn, Bob Pease, and Keith Pringle
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-33800-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230338005
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10715-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29067-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 282
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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