I am issuing a call for papers for an edited collection called Masculinities in a Global Era to be published in Springer’s International and Cultural Psychology book series: http://www.springer.com/series/6089
Masculinities research has evolved considerably over the past 25 years. Feminist analysis demonstrated how patriarchy functioned by oppressing women. Masculinity studies demonstrated that men could not be viewed as a homogenous group, revealing instead a diversity of masculinities, in the plural. Further still, the proposal of hegemonic masculinity demonstrated how men regulate one another, as well as women. More recently, what might be described as a “global turn” has emerged in which masculinities are no longer considered solely from a North American and European perspective, rather from every part of the world. Previously viewed largely via a sociological lens, Masculinities in a Global Era extends this conversation by analyzing global masculinities from a psychological perspective. Canvassing a broad array of psychological aspects such as the construction of identity, the negotiation of power, coping with trauma, and sexuality, the collection shows how masculinities are experienced, performed and embodied in geographically dispersed communities. Importantly, Masculinities in a Global Era explores a much-needed but elusive possibility within the study of masculinities: a forum in which the often polarized approaches of pro-feminists and men’s rights advocates can begin to move beyond their entrenched historical positions towards a more fruitful and nuanced future.
If you would like to be considered for this edited collection, please submit a 500 word proposal and CV by 19 December 2011 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Joseph Gelfer
Editor, Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality
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Author, Numen, Old Men: Contemporary Masculine Spiritualities and the Problem of Patriarchy
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Adjunct Research Associate
School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University
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