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Men and Gender Equality (Book chapter) 27 Aug 2015

Our world is a deeply unequal one. Systemic inequalities which disadvantage women and advantage men are visible around the globe. Whether one looks at political power and authority, economic resources and decision-making, sexual and family relations, or media and culture, one finds gender inequalities. These are sustained in part by constructions of masculinity–by the cultural meanings associated with being a man, the practices which men adopt, and the collective and institutional organisation of men’s lives and relations.

Call For Papers: Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular Culture 06 Aug 2015

Call For Papers: Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular Culture

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
National Conference: Seattle, WA March 21-25, 2016

I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA/ACA Motherhood/Fatherhood Area on any aspect of motherhood and or fatherhood in popular culture.

Possible topics to consider include, but are not limited to, the following:
-TV shows, including talk shows, family dramas, sitcoms, and animation
-print and electronic journalism and gossip rags; magazines
-celebrity culture

A 'gender-synchronised' approach: Brief reflections 29 Jul 2015

What is a ‘gender-synchronised’ approach to working with women and men to build gender equality? While this term is increasingly common, there are ambiguities and issues in its use. Michael Flood offers a quick discussion.

CFP: Men and Nature: Gender, Power, and Environmental Change (Germany, February 2016) 19 Jul 2015

“Gender,” in the environmental humanities and social sciences, has long been synonymous with “women.” Feminist and ecofeminist scholars have produced a great deal of work on the links between femininities and environments and on women’s involvement in environmental politics and practices. More recently, the emerging field of queer ecology has troubled the binary construction of gender that traditionally has informed (eco)feminist research. What remains under-addressed are the myriad ways in which masculinities and masculinized roles, identities, and practices shape human relationships with the more-than-human human world. Indeed, the few available scholarly articles that do interrogate masculinity and environment begin with the recognition (and a lament) that there is so little research available.

Request for Proposal: Movement Building through the Engagement of Men and Boys to End Sexual Exploitation 15 Jul 2015

The US organisation Demand Abolition is circulating a request for proposals to address men’s and boys’ demand for commercial sex.

The text of Demand Abolition’s invitation is as follows. Please also see the two attachments.

Request for Proposal: Movement Building through the Engagement of Men and Boys to End Sexual Exploitation.

CFP: Masculinity, Labour and Neoliberalism: Working-Class Men in Global Perspective 12 Jul 2015

The social position of working-class men across the Western world has been transformed in recent decades. In material terms, the replacement of industrial sector jobs by unemployment and hyphenated forms of service work has all but removed old pathways into a respectable working-class masculinity for young men, while even those retaining a position in skilled manual labour find themselves worse off than their fathers had been relative to the rest of the workforce.

CFP: Special issue on Men, Masculinities, and Violence, Graduate Journal of Social Science 22 Jun 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS & ARTWORK
Special issue on Men, Masculinities, and Violence
Graduate Journal of Social Science

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