Feminist Perspectives on Teaching Masculinities looks at teaching non-hegemonic forms of masculinities and highlights their diversity. The collection foregrounds and discusses concepts which are described and gathered as positive, caring, and inclusive masculinities, thus offering a timely and much-needed counterpoint to discussions of so-called toxic masculinity.
The volume presents a wide range of theoretical reflections, case studies, and teaching resources for lecturers in higher education and practitioners in the fields of gender studies, pedagogy, and education. Its heterogeneity is based on an interdisciplinary approach, methodological variety, cross-cultural spectrum, and empirical richness, reflected in various contributions from Europe, Africa, US, and Asia. The international scope of the book and its transnational perspective is valuable in broadening perspectives on teaching masculinities. The presentation and discussion of national and local programs and campaigns promoting teaching practices on masculinities and gender provide further valuable insights into learning beyond stereotypes and realizing new concepts of masculinities.
By presenting alternative performances of masculinities and fostering masculinities studies which are oriented towards gender equality and/or going beyond gender norms, Feminist Perspectives on Teaching Masculinities offers a strong response to the backlashes against feminism and gender studies from rising nationalism coupled with hegemonic masculinities.
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List of contributors
Sveva Magaraggia, Gerlinde Mauerer, and Marianne Schmidbaur
PART I: Higher Education
Chapter 1 The Power of Feminist Pedagogy in Challenging "Learnification" and the
Chapter 2 The Queer Researcher: Challenging Homonormativity in Research and
Marco Bacio and Cirus Rinaldi
Chapter 3 "Grandpa is Doing Okay": Teaching Studies on Aging Men and Masculinities
In Educational Sciences
PART II: New Caring Perspectives
Chapter 4 Caring Masculinities in Action: Teaching Beyond and Against the
Gender-Segregated Labor Market
Elli Scambor, Daniela Jauk, Marc Gärtner and Erika Bernacchi
Chapter 5 Decision-Making in a Poster Competition on Caring Fathers in Austria:
Gender Theoretical Reflections on Prize-winning Posters and Media Images
Chapter 6 Communist Discourse on Fatherhood: Historical and Documentary Analyses
Of Chinese Magazines from 1949-1966
PART III: Anti-Violence. Gender Transformative - Work with Men and Boys
Chapter 7 Beyond the Civilizing Mission: Contradictions and Potentials of
Gender-Transformative Work with Male Refugees
Paul Scheibelhofer and Philipp Leeb
Chapter 8 Deploying Tradition: Harnessing Positive Aspects of Southern African
Tradition to Dismantle Toxic Masculinity and Hegemony in Swaziland
John Warner and Tom Churchyard
Chapter 9 Transforming Gender Norms in Rakai, Uganda: Involving Men and Boys in
Intimate Partner Violence Prevention
Erika Bonnevie and Jennifer A. Wagman
EpilogueUndoing the Crisis of Masculinities: Analyzing Social Change from a
The series is a collection which has a long standing tradition of publications of theoretical reflections and case studies that address the pedagogical, conceptual and political dimensions of teaching and learning about gender. First linked to its predecessor, the ATHENA network, the Teaching with Gender book series is now coordinated by ATGENDER - the European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation. A wide range of international scholars have contributed to the edited volumes in this series, offering teaching tools and seminar exercises that give students and teachers valuable sources for the teaching and studying of gender and sexuality.