men, masculinities and gender politics

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CFP: Masculinities in Motion - Men and (E)Quality of Life: Norway, May 31st – June 1st 2012

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The next Nordic conference on research on men and masculinities takes place May 31st – June 1st 2012, at the University of Oslo. The deadline for first call for paper and suggestions for workshop themes is May 15, 2011.

New times, new solutions? What does it mean being a boy or a man today? How can women and men be understood being masculine? How is "masculine space" developing in a gender equal society?

CFP: Transformations of masculinity in the 21st century: global challenges, normative expectations, status contradictions (Moscow, 12-14 July)

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As numerous studies have shown, modern social reality imposes multiple complex and contradictory demands upon both men and women. The first decade of the new century has seen the creation of new challenges that have an impact on gender relations. The range of possible models for masculinity has broadened; it has become more difficult to fulfil the traditional “male duties” of a protector and breadwinner. On the one hand, we are seeing indications pointing to a neo-patriarchy, a revival of a traditionalist, conservative ideology that emphasizes the dominant role of men both in society and within the family. On the other hand, there are whole groups of young women who are growing more active and independent; these women are ready to compete with men on the labour market and are seeking relationships based on equality in the private sphere, undermining the foundations of traditional masculinity.

CFP: International conference on men and masculinities (Quebec, March 2011)

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Dear friends and colleagues,

CFP: Preventing the sexual exploitation of adolescent boys

Promundo and an International Advisory Committee, with support from the OAK Foundation, announce a call for proposals for pilot-scale projects related to the prevention of the sexual exploitation of adolescent boys (10-19 years old).