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.
Table of Contents
List of figures and tables
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
Epilogue Undoing the Crisis of Masculinities: Analyzing Social Change from a
Sveva Magaraggia is Lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. Research and teaching interests include sociology of culture, women’s studies, and qualitative research methods. She has been awarded with the Endeavour Scholarship (2012) and has conducted extensive research on fatherhood and masculinities, and on gender-based violence.
Gerlinde Mauerer is Lecturer at the Institute of Sociology and University of Applied Sciences, Campus Vienna, and is also a freelance senior scientist. Research and teaching interests include masculinities and men’s health, empirical studies on fathers’ parental leave, and part-time work. Further research focuses are gender studies, sociology of health and illness, and feminist theories. In 2016 she was Visiting Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of York, UK.
Marianne Schmidbaur is Scientific Manager of the Cornelia Goethe Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the Goethe-University Frankfurt and member of the ATGENDER board. Research and teaching interests include feminist theory, social movements, higher education, and social policy/care. She is coordinator of the BA and the PhD program in Gender Studies at the Goethe-University and was co-editor of a textbook series on gender studies.