1st Edition

Migratory Men Place, Transnationalism and Masculinities

Edited By Garth Stahl, Yang Zhao Copyright 2023

    Foregrounding the ways in which men experience transnational migration, Migratory Men: Place, Transnationalism and Masculinities considers how we conceptualise and theorise mobile men in a global context.

    Bringing together studies from around the world (e.g. Australia, Pakistan, Tunisia, Zimbabwe and Italy), this collection foregrounds how the transnational migratory experience profoundly reshapes men’s complex identity practices. Specifically, the collection highlights how transnational migratory aspirations and experiences often lead men to reimagine local patterns of masculinity and/or reaffirm prescriptive gender roles as they encounter new spaces/places. In presenting interdisciplinary research, the international scholars consider the powerful roles of economics, politics and social class in shaping masculinities. Furthermore, the contributors emphasise how men affectively and agentically experience migration and how interaction with new spaces/places can often lead to negotiations between disempowerment and empowerment.

    As such, this collection will appeal to both non-academic readers who share transnational migratory aspirations and experiences and academic readers across the social sciences with interests in gender and sexuality, migration and diaspora, transnationalism and contemporary masculinities.

    Chapter 13 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons [Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND)] 4.0 license.

    Introduction, Garth Stahl and Yang Zhao; Chapter 1 Contemporary Arab-American masculinities written by women: Intersections of transnationalism, ageing and affect, Marta Bosch-Vilarrubias; Chapter 2 Postcolonial migration as an escape from emasculation: The satanic verses and the Indian middle-class quest for masculinity, Sayan Chattopadhyay; Chapter 3 Boys to men: Shifting literary representations of racialised migrant boys in Australia, Dylan Holdsworth and Gilbert Caluya; Chapter 4 Degrees of care: Theorising the masculinities of Indian international students in Australian universities, Andrew Deuchar; Chapter 5 Breaking the state of exception: Post-coloniality, masculinity and political agency among racialised refugee men in Sicily, Marco Palillo; Chapter 6 Muslim masculinities under siege? Masculinity, religion and migration in the life stories of Muslim men married outside their religious group in Belgium and Italy, Francesco Cerchiaro; Chapter 7 Entrepreneurs of desperation: Young men and migration in interior Tunisia, Karim Zakhour; Chapter 8 Be your own boss: The role of digital labour platforms in producing migrant masculinity(ies), Peter James (PJ) Holtum, Lutfun Lata and Greg Marston; Chapter 9 Globalisation, masculinities and the domestic space: Men employing migrant reproductive workers in Italy, Ester Gallo and Francesca Scrinzi; Chapter 10 Protective migrant masculinity: Between marginalisation and privilege, Katarzyna Wojnicka; Chapter 11 Migration and mutual articulation with normative masculinity in Zimbabwe, Rose Jaji; Chapter 12 Postcolonial histories, state containment and securing (dis)locating young masculinities in a transnational urban space, Maírtin Mac an Ghaill, Chris Haywood and Xiaodong Lin; Chapter 13 Masculine anxieties of undocumented South Asian male agricultural workers in Greece: Productive use of bordering regimes and potential emasculation by racial capitalism, Reena Kukreja; Chapter 14 Migration trajectories in Southern Africa: The masculinity fix between Maputo and Johannesburg, Sofia Aboim; Chapter 15 Migratory masculinities and vulnerabilities: Temporality and affect in the lives of irregularised Pakistani men, Usman Mahar; Chapter 16 ‘I came to Australia with very big hope, big wishes, big goals’: Applying ‘mobility work’ and ‘resettlement work’ to explore the emotional labour and subaltern masculinities of refugee-background men, Daile Lynn Rung, Heidi Hetz and David Radford


    Garth Stahl is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is the author of Self-Made Men: Widening Participation, Selfhood and First-in-family Males; Working-Class Masculinities in Australian Higher Education; Ethnography of a Neoliberal School: Building Cultures of Success and Identity; and Neoliberalism and Aspiration: Educating White Working-Class Boys.

    Yang Zhao is a doctoral candidate in anthropology in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland, Australia. Based on 13 months of fieldwork in Uzbekistan, his doctoral project investigates how young Uzbek men perceive and practise everyday masculinities in relation to family, religion and state. He has published several peer-reviewed articles on Uzbek masculinities, digital ethnography and HIV education.