The two 'Moulding Masculinities' volumes represent the first major publication in English of Northern European studies on masculinities. They focus on men’s relationships towards each other and their bodies, primarily from psycho-dynamic and social constructionist perspectives. The contributors are drawn from disciplines as diverse as sociology, social anthropology, media studies and sports sciences, and include scholars from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, Germany, Australia, the UK and the USA. Investigating the relational aspects of masculinity, this volume describes how different masculinities are moulded within diverse structures and settings. It explores how men interact with each other and how they collectively react to and embody changing concepts of masculinity. By centering on the struggle and negotiation between different groups and discourses of masculinity and investigating the origin of dominant images and ideals of masculinity, these two volumes will widen international understanding of how historic forms of masculinity are interpreted, revived and combined in the process of moulding masculinities.
Contents: Foreword, Michael Kimmel; Introduction, SÃ¸ren ErvÃ¸ and Thomas Johansson; Men, gender and the state, R.W. Connell; A theory of gender, patriarchy and capitalism, Ã˜ystein GullvÃ¥g Holter; The emancipation from gender: a critique of the Utopias of postmodern gender theory, Mikael Carleheden; Beautiful men, fine women and good work people: gender and skill in Northern Sweden 1850-1950, Ella Johansson; Masculine sport and masculinity in Denmark at the turn of the century, Hans Bonde; Masculinity and the north, Lena Eskilsson; Modern masculinities? Continuities, challenges and changes in men’s lives, Michael Meuser; Technology and masculinity: men and their machines, Ulf MellstrÃ¶m; Contingency and desire: the ritual construction of masculinity in a right-wing political youth organization, Philip Lalander; A death mask of masculinity: the brotherhood of Norwegian right-wing skinheads, Katrine Fangen; Fathering, masculinity and parental relationships, Victor Jeleniewski Seidler; Men’s lack of family orientation: some reflections on Scandinavian research on families, Christian Kullberg; Fatherhood and masculinity: non-resident fathers’ construction of identity, Thomas Johansson; Masculinity and paranoia in Strindberg’s 'The Father', JÃ¸rgen Lorentzen; Phallic lovers, non-phallic lovers: stereotyped masculinities in women’s novels of the 1970s, Helena WahlstrÃ¶m; Fathers - the solution or part of the problem? Single mothers, their sons and social work, Thomas Johansson; Index.