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Masculinities and Place

1st Edition

By Andrew Gorman-Murray, Peter Hopkins


488 pages

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Masculinities and Place bring together an impressive range of high-profile and emerging researchers to consolidate and expand new domains of interest in the geographies of men and masculinities. It is structured around key and emerging themes within recently completed and on-going research about the intersections between men, masculinities and place. Building upon broader themes in social and cultural geographies, cultural economy and urban/rural studies, the collection is organised around the key themes of: theorising masculinities and place; intersectionality; home; family; domestic labour; work; and health and well-being.


’In this wide-ranging tome, the editors have amassed empirical and theoretical work from well-known and emerging scholars around the world … the editors comprehensively trace the evolutionary trajectory of this topical area … the editors are to be commended for this timely potpourri of scholarship and contribution to the ever-growing field of men and masculinity studies. Summing up: Highly recommended. Graduate students/faculty.’ Choice ’Offering new insights into the relational connections between masculinities and place, this impressive collection of essays shows how spatial thinking has the potential to destabilise the power hierarchies that inhere within contemporary gender relations. Exploring the intersection of gender and generation, ethnicity and religion, sexuality and space, Masculinities and Place charts an exciting agenda for transformative social change.’ Peter Jackson, University of Sheffield, UK ’This book is evidence of how far the field of masculinities has advanced in recent years. The editors draw together a fantastic array of research from emerging and established scholars. Chapters, many informed by feminism, address topics such as migration, home, family, health and work. This is a must read for anyone interested in gender inequity, social power, identity and space.’ Robyn Longhurst, University of Waikato, New Zealand 'Masculinities and Place overall offers a substantial and far-reaching contribution to both masculinity and place studies. In places, the breadth of the volume leads to a compromise in depth, with some chapters leaving more questions than they answer. The benefit is a single volume which covers a massive range of geography, theory, methodology and approach, sets out definitively the crucial relationship between place and masculinities, and should act as a call for further research and exploration across this intersection.' LSE Review of Books 'This is a good thing for those readers who are looking for a book th

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: masculinities and place, Andrew Gorman-Murray and Peter Hopkins. Part 1 Introducing and Theorising Masculinities and Place: Theorising, men, masculinities, place and space: local, national and transnational contexts and interrelations, Jeff Hearn, Alp Biricik and Tanja Joelsson; Spatio-temporal and spatio-sensual assemblages of youthful masculinities, Anna Hickey-Moody and Jane Kenway; Neoliberalism, masculinities and academic knowledge production: towards a theory of 'academic masculinities', Lawrence D. Berg, Levi Gahman and Neil Nunn. Part 2 Masculinities, Intersectionality and Relationality: 'I am lord, … I am local': migrant masculinity, sex and making yourself at home, Greg Noble and Paul Tabar; Negotiating masculinised migrant rights and everyday citizenship in a global city: Brazilian men in London, Kavita Datta and Cathy McIlwaine; 'Where you are is what you wear': the leather community, International Mr Leather and hyper-masculinity, Andrew Childs; Cowboy masculinities: relationality and rural identity, Chris Gibson. Part 3 Masculinities and Home: The geographies of military inculcation and domesticity: reconceptualising masculinities in the home, Stephen Atherton; Violence and men in urban South Africa: the significance of 'home', Paula Meth; 'My place of residence': home and homelessness in the Greater Toronto Area, Jeff May. Part 4 Masculinities and Domestic Labour: Reconceptualising 'masculinity' through men's contributions to domestic foodwork, Angela Meah; Materiality, masculinity and the home: men and interior design, Andrew Gorman-Murray; Working on masculinity at home, Rosie Cox. Part 5 Masculinities and the Family: Domestic ageing masculinities and grandfathering, Anna Tarrant; Intergenerational relations and Irish masculinities: reflections from the Tyneside Irish, in the North-East of England, Michael Richardson; Emotional mappings and the ethnopoetics of fathering, Stuart C. Aitken. Part 6 Masculinities, Place and Care: Masculinities, embodiment and care, Kim England and Isabel Dyck; The gay bar as a place of men's caring, Michael Brown, Stefano Bettani, Larry Knopp and Andrew Childs; 'It's a place where all friends meet': shared places, youth friendships and the negotiation of masculine identities in rural Estonia, Elen-Maarja Trell and Bettina van Hoven. Part 7 Masculinities, Health and Wellbeing: 'Being a man' in treatment: health, masculinity and the drama of independence, Robert Wilton and Joshua Evans; Masculinities, life courses and sexual health: unpacking HIV risk and prevention among gay men in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Nathaniel M. Lewis; Masculinities and mental health: geographies of hope 'down under', Jessica Jean Keppel. Part 8 Masculinities and Work: Representations, respect and resentment: labour market change and discourses of masculine disadvantage, Linda McDowell, Esther Rootham and Abby Hardgrove; Masculinity in the marketplace: geographies of post-colonial gender work in modern Fiji, Geir-Henning Presterudstuen; Crafting masculinities: a cultural economy of surfboard-making, Andrew Warren; Performing rural masculinities: a case study of diggers and dealers, Barbara Pini and Robyn Mayes. Index.

About the Authors

Andrew Gorman-Murray is a lecturer in Social Sciences at the University of Western Sydney, Australia and Peter Hopkins is Professor in Social Geography at Newcastle University, United Kingdom.

About the Series

Gender, Space and Society

Gender, Space and Society

The series on Gender, Space and Society publishes innovative feminist work that analyses men's and women's lives from a perspective that exposes and is committed to challenging social inequalities and injustices. The series reflects the ongoing significance and changing forms of gender, and of feminist ideas, in diverse social, geographical and political settings and adopts innovative methodological and philosophical approaches to understanding gender, space and society.

The themes it covers include, but are not restricted to:

  • The constitution and transformation of gender in different political and economic regimes around the world.
  • Men's and women's lived experiences of femininities and masculinities in diverse spaces and environments.
  • The ways in which gender is co-constituted and intersects with a range of other social identities, such as race, ethnicity, nationality, class, age, generation, religion, (dis)ability, sexual orientation, body size and health status in different places and times.
  • Challenging distinctions and offering new understandings of the relationships between public/private, economic/social (re)production, geopolitical/intimate and so on.
  • Destabilising the binary man/woman, and developing more complex ways of understanding gendered social and spatial relations.
  • Developing theoretical perspectives that shed light on the changing nature of gender relations, such as indigenous, postcolonial, queer, Marxist, poststructuralist and non-representational feminist theories.
  • Exploring innovation in methodology, praxis, knowledge co-production and activism as means of challenging social injustices.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies