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Masculinities and Place

ISBN 9781472409799
Published December 10, 2014 by Routledge
488 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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.

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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.


’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