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Unsustainable Institutions of Men
Transnational Dispersed Centres, Gender Power, Contradictions

ISBN 9781138093003
Published December 13, 2018 by Routledge
278 Pages

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How are men, masculinities and gender power implicated within global institutions? How are global institutions to be understood in terms of men, masculinities and gender power? What are men up to in such arenas as: global finance, corporate law, military intelligence, world sporting bodies and nationalist politics?

Unsustainable Institutions of Men examines men’s dealings in transnational processes across the economy, politics, technologies and bodies. In exploring the men’s domination of institutions in national and transnational realms this volume underpins a novel approach built around multiple "dispersed centres" of men’s power. Indeed, in critical discussions of men and masculinities there has been a gradual shift in focus from the local, so-called ‘ethnographic moment’, to a broader view encompassing several dynamics (e.g. global, transnational, international, postcolonial and the global north-south). Building on this conceptual move, Unsustainable Institutions of Men focuses on pinpointing masculine actions and influences that support and enact transnational processes, disclosing those connections and examining institutional alternatives which could contribute to more inclusive and democratic transnational dialogues.

Comprised of a range of international contributions, Unsustainable Institutions of Men will appeal to students, researchers, experts and activists seeking to understand the deep structural conditions of contemporary globalized threats, created by old and new patterns of gender power and transnational patriarchies.

Table of Contents



Unsustainable Institutions of Men: Transnational Dispersed Centres and Immanent Contradictions

Jeff Hearn, Marina Hughson and Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila

PART I: Economy

  1. Interrogating Transnational Masculinities, Fatherhood and the Institution of Men: Rethinking Gender Equity in Global Finance and Large International Law Firms

  2. Helen Longlands and Richard Collier

  3. The Innovation Ecosystem: Interrogating [Trans]national Gender [Un]sustainability in the New Business Centre

  4. Richard Howson and Greg Kerr

  5. Transnational Football’s Male Elite: The Unsustainability of FIFA?

  6. John Hughson and Marina Hughson

  7. Hegemony Self-critique: How Men in Finance Question Aspects of Masculine and Economic Hegemony from Within

  8. Anika Thym

    PART II: Politics

  9. The Ends of Imagination: Hindu Nationalism, Masculine Networks and Political Transformation

  10. Prem Kumar (PK) Vijayan

  11. Intentional Impossibility: Sustainable Transnational (Male) Clientelism Versus an Unsustainable Environment

  12. Marina Hughson

  13. Contradictory Consciousness: Men and Feminist Activism in the Caribbean

  14.   Tonya Haynes

    PART III: Technologies

  15. Men, Automobility, Movements, and the Environment: Imagining (Un)sustainable, Automated Transport Futures

  16. Dag Balkmar and Jeff Hearn

  17. ‘The Performing Rights of Man’: The Global Music Industries and Transnational Hegemonies of Men

  18. Sam de Boise

  19. Electronic Pornography and the Transnational Assemblage of Sexuality

  20. Karen Gabriel

  21. Gender Trouble in Cyberwar: Multiple Masculinities and Femininities of a Cyberspy in the War on Terror

  22. Winifred R. Poster

    PART IV: Bodies

  23. The Dynamics of Displacement: Diasporic Masculinities between Margins and Centres

  24. Sofia Aboim and Pedro Vasconcelos

  25. Transnational "Winner" Masculinities: Modernity and the Transformation of Intimacy

  26. Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila

  27. Men and Masculinities Offside? The [Un]sustainability of the Power of Men

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Jeff Hearn is Senior Professor in Gender Studies, Örebro University, Sweden; Professor of Sociology, University of Huddersfield, UK; Professor Emeritus, Hanken School of Economics, Finland; and Professor Extraordinarius, University of South Africa

Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Socia Justice, College of Social Sciences and Law, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Marina Hughson is Research Professor / Principal Researcher at the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research, Yugoslavia; and Director of Altera MB.