normajournal has written 93 posts for NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies

Statement regarding hoax article

On February 17 NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies received a submission entitled ’The conceptual penis as a social construct’ in the manuscript system of our journal. After the routine technical check of the manuscript, the article was assigned to us, the editors. After having reviewed the text we rejected the article as unsuitable on the … Continue reading

Call for Papers: Masculinity, War and Violence

In this special issue we intend to address the relationship between masculinity, war and violence. We interpret this theme broadly and invite contributions that discuss gendered violence, military practice/s, resistance to war and violence from multilayered perspectives. Contributions may concern macro level phenomena such as public policies, debates and ideologies on war and terrorism, which … Continue reading

NORMA on Taylor & Francis

Since 2014 NORMA: Nordic Journal for Masculinity Studies has changed name to NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies and is now being published by the Taylor & Francis Group. We have also widened our scope and have become an international, English-only journal. For more detailed information about how to submit and to access our latest … Continue reading

Att samkonstruera en faderskapsrit: En studie av interaktionen vid klippet av navelsträngen

Shirley Näslund The general aim of this article is to provide research on rites a new methodological perspective. The article reintroduces rites as an analytical concept to linguistics, by showing how conversation analysis (CA) and membership categorization analysis (MCA) can reveal the rituality of an act from a member’s point of view. CA and MCA … Continue reading

NORMA goes international

For eight years NORMA has been published by Universitetsforlaget, but we are now moving over to the Taylor & Francis Group. We are also widening our scope and will become an international, English-only journal. We are also changing our name to NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, and Ann-Dorte Christensen, Jeff Hearn and Raewyn Connell … Continue reading

Placing Nordic men and masculinities

Lucas Gottzén Although not a special call, the articles in the current issue of NORMA: Nordic Journal for Masculinity Studies could be read as contributing to spatial aspects of men and masculinities. This is perhaps not that surprising since all individuals, including men, live their lives in different places. It is however not self-evident that … Continue reading

Male mental illness and Norwegian compassion: A study of Elling (2001) and The Art of Negative Thinking (2006)

Adriana Margareta Dancus One of the recurrent images in Norwegian films produced in the 2000s is that of the socially inhibited male protagonist suffering from various psychiatric diagnoses. This article claims that the popularity of suffering manhood on screen must be understood in the context of Norway’s cultural and political self-comprehension as generous and compassionate. … Continue reading

Homosociality in the sexscapes of Sortavala, Russia

Elina Ihamäki The (historical) countryside town of Sortavala, Russia is located within close proximity to the Finnish border. The town has become a tourist destination for a number of Finnish tourists since the relaxation of these international borders regulations in the 1990s. During the past years, Finnish male tourists have been the most visible partakers … Continue reading

Cooking as masculine escapism: Masculine identity in The Naked Chef and Spise med Price

Jonatan Leer The boom in food television has presented a whole new gallery of celebrity chefs. It is striking that the majority are men and that many of them can be read as ways of negotiating an ‘uncertain’ masculine position through cooking. A case in point is The Naked Chef (1999–2001) in which Jamie Oliver … Continue reading

To age as a man: Ageing and masculinity in a small rural community in Sweden

Magnus Nilsson, Jan-Erik Hagberg & Eva Jeppsson Grassman This study aims to add to knowledge on the relation between ageing and masculinity in society by looking at how older unmarried and childless men in a small Swedish rural community articulate their masculinity in relation to being old. The study is based on interviews with eleven … Continue reading