men, masculinities and gender politics

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  • 06 Mar 2016

  • 29 Feb 2016

    Call for Abstracts: Trans/Masculinities

    What would happen if Masculinity Studies began to acknowledge liminal masculinities and the emergent field of Transgender Studies? How would this shift presumptions of what masculinity means and how it is conventionally addressed in this field of gender research? Masculinity Studies has so far almost without exception taken the cis male subject as its denominator.

  • 19 Feb 2016

    What happens when men are the subjects of research? Gender and other forms of social difference are performed and negotiated in part through face-to-face interactions, including through such research methods as interviews and focus groups. When men or women conduct gender-conscious research with male research subjects, a host of issues are raised: practical, political, and epistemological. This chapter explores three dimensions of face-to-face research among men.

  • 17 Feb 2016

    White Ribbon New Zealand has recently developed Start With Respect, a new resource for young men that gives tips on how to start a respectful relationship with women.

    It is available from http://whiteribbon.org.nz/2016/02/14/start-with-respect/

    This is a free, public resource and can be used in many different settings - please distribute it out and use it to prevent sexual violence and promote positive male behaviour.

  • 08 Feb 2016

    Pornography is transforming boys’ and young men’s sexualities. It has an increasing influence on how males (and females) think and feel about sex and bodies, the kinds of sex they want to have and do have, and their sexual and intimate relations. This presentation begins by mapping the evidence regarding key areas of pornography’s influence. It then explores the social and educational strategies which can be used to minimise the harms of pornography consumption.

  • 29 Jan 2016

    Call for Papers: A Special Issue on “Masculinities and Film”

  • 29 Jan 2016

    The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce the call for papers for “Constructing Masculinities in Asia” a conference to be held at the University of San Francisco on Thursday, November 3, 2016 and Friday, November 4, 2016.

  • 21 Jan 2016

    That we need to work with men and boys has become a key mantra of health programmes globally, particularly those concerned with HIV, violence and more recently sexual and reproductive health and rights, and yet there is very little known about how effective these programmes are, nor of the challenges, opportunities and politics of this work. A special issue of Culture, Health and Sexuality draws together a number of globally recognised authors to reflect on the field, as well as provide provocative insights into the politics and processes of working with men and boys.

  • 03 Jan 2016

    Challenging Patriarchy presents contributions to the evolution of thinking on men and masculinities in Gender and Development, drawing on three IDS Bulletins published over a period of more than a decade: Men, Masculinities and Development (2000), edited by Andrea Cornwall and Sarah White, Sexuality Matters (2006), edited by Andrea Cornwall and Susie Jolly, and

  • 11 Dec 2015

    A range of articles on male feminists, men supporting feminism, and so on have appeared in recent years. These populist articles have recurring themes regarding what men should do. Men should: