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Migrant Men
Critical Studies of Masculinities and the Migration Experience

ISBN 9780415655569
Published July 27, 2012 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.