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Migrant Men

Critical Studies of Masculinities and the Migration Experience, 1st Edition

Edited by Mike Donaldson, Raymond Hibbins, Richard Howson, Bob Pease


228 pages

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This edited volume contributes an important collection of chapters to the growing theoretical and empirical work being undertaken at the international level on men and migration. The chapters presented here focus on what we might call ‘migratory masculinities': the experiences men have of masculinity upon immigration into another national, ethnic, and cultural context. How do these men (re)construct their conceptions of masculinity? Where are the points of tension, ambivalence or assimilation in this process? Featuring interviews and data drawn from migrants working and living in Australia, this book explores how the gender identity of men from non-English-speaking backgrounds is influenced by the experiences of migration and settlement in an English-speaking culture, across various cultural spheres such as work, leisure, family life and religion.

Table of Contents

Foreword Michael Kimmel 1. Men and Masculinities on the Move Raymond Hibbins and Bob Pease Part I: Theorising Masculinities and Migration 2. Theorising Hegemonic Masculinity: Contradiction, Hegemony and Dislocation Richard Howson 3. Policy, Men and Transnationalism Jeff Hearn and Richard Howson 4. Migrants, Masculinities and Work in the Australian National Imaginary Jane Haggis and Susanne Schech Part II: Regional Patterns of Masculine Migration 5. Immigrant Men and Domestic Life: Renegotiating the Patriarchal Bargain? Bob Pease 6. Rethinking Masculinities in the African Diaspora Ndungi wa Mungai and Bob Pease 7. Machismo and the Construction of Immigrant Latin American Masculinities Paul Crossley and Bob Pease 8. Looking for Respect: Lebanese Immigrant Young Men in Australia Scott Poynting, Paul Tabar and Greg Noble 9. The "New" Chinese Entrepreneur in Australia: Continuities in or Challenges to Traditional Hegemonic Masculinities? Raymond Hibbins 10. Indonesian Muslim Masculinities in Australia Pam Nilan, Mike Donaldson and Richard Howson 11. Navigating Masculinities Across the Cultural Ditch: Tales from Maori Men in Australia Richard Pringle and Paul Whitinui 12. Men, Migration and Hegemonic Masculinity Mike Donaldson and Richard Howson

About the Editors

Richard Howson is Convenor of Sociology at the University of Wollongong. He is currently coordinator of the Hegemony Research Group in the Faculty of Arts. His publications include Challenging Hegemonic Masculinity (Routledge: London, 2006), Hegemony: Studies in Consensus and Coercion (Routledge: New York, 2008) and Sociology of Postmarxism (Routledge: New York, 2009).

Bob Pease is the Chair of Social Work at Deakin University. He is currently working on an ARC funded project on the impact of migration on the gender identities of men from four culturally-diverse regions of the world.

Raymond Hibbins teaches Cultural Diversity and Leisure and Leisure Policy Processes in the Department of Tourism, Leisure, Hotel and Sport Management at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.

Mike Donaldson is a sociologist at the University of Wollongong specialising in class and its applications to gender and in particular masculine culture and practice. He is currently Secretary of the International Gramsci Society, Asia-Pacific.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies