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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

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

Fatherhood and family-life during hospitalization of children suffering from heart diseases

Linnea Ytting & Lone Friis Thing This article focuses on a qualitative in-depth study of fatherhood and family life in relation to the hospitalization of families with children suffering from heart disease. The purpose of the study is to unfold fathers and mothers’ experiences of living at a hospital, for a shorter or longer period, … Continue reading

From masculinity politics to a politics of intimacy and vulnerability?

Ulf Mellström Much of our scholarly efforts in masculinity studies, and gender studies in general, are directed towards thinking differently and in new ways of conceptualising gender binaries (Grosz 1999, Sandberg 2011, Shildrick 2009). In line with such an emancipatory agenda and knowledge pursuit, a new generation of masculinity studies scholars, and feminist scholars more … Continue reading

Will the real Joseph Gelfer please stand up: Multiple masculinities and the self

Joseph Gelfer A discourse of multiplicity in the study of masculinities has identified and given voice to an ever-increasing spectrum of both men’s and women’s experiences. This article extends the concept of multiple masculinities not by continuing to identify the experiences of diverse constituencies whose masculine performances have yet to be heard, but by identifying … Continue reading

In search of heroes: Vikings and Cossacks in present Sweden and Ukraine

Tetyana Bureychak This study offers a comparative analysis of symbolic mechanisms that legitimize hegemonic masculinity in Swedish and Ukrainian society, explored through the example of two historical models of masculinity – Vikings and Cossacks – and their integration into contemporary contexts. These images are analyzed as symbolic tools that have a potential to politically mobilize … Continue reading

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