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Patriarchy, violence and African male powerlessness: An interview with Robert Morrell on gender relations in South Africa

Ulf Mellström Robert Morrell was born in Cape Town and has lived all his life in Southern Africa. He is a historian by training and has lectured at the Universities of Transkei, Durban-Westville and Natal. He is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In 1997 he organised an … Continue reading

“We only help women with children here”: Male clients at an Icelandic material aid charity

James G. Rice This paper explores the under-researched positions of men as clients within a mate- rial aid charity system predominantly geared towards assisting women and children. The research on which this paper is derived, is from a multi-year ethnographic research project that focused on the practices of material aid charities in contemporary wealthy societies. … Continue reading

Masculinity at the margins: Othering, marginality and resistance among young marginalized ethnic minority men

Sune Qvotrup Jensen This article analyses how young marginalized ethnic minority men in Denmark react to the othering they are subject to in the media as well as in the social arenas of every day life. The article is based on theoretically informed ethnographic fieldwork among such young men as well as interviews and other … Continue reading

The bionic man goes autoerotic: Theoretic keys towards a refined understanding of men’s risk taking in public space

Dag Balkmar & Tanja Joelsson Gender construction in relation to mobility and movement gives rise to intriguing questions regarding the interfaces between men, masculinity, technology, »danger» and risk-taking, especially when discussing issues of traffic safety. How can we conceptualize men’s risk taking practices within the traffic realm? By drawing on research from feminist science and … Continue reading

Editorial: Men, resistance and political radicalization

Ann-Dorte Christensen & Sune Qvotrup Jensen New possibilities for political articulation and new forms of cultural expression have emerged in contemporary societies and some of these are taken up when men construct political identities. Men throughout the world develop radical political identities as a reaction to social changes, migration and globalization – some based on … Continue reading

The gender of extremes: Radicalization of young male football supporters during the German occupation of Denmark

Hans Bonde At the Danish national stadium on 5th of June 1941, on Denmark’s annually celebrated Constitutional Day, no less, the Viennese football team Admira demonstrated the superiority of Greater Germany with a 4–1 victory over a select Copenhagen team, thereby triggering among the young Danish male spectators a demonstratively negative reaction to a highly … Continue reading

A real revolutionary: Gender, class and political resistance in Swedish radical social movements in the 1960s and 1970s

Helena Hill Gender research on social movements in the 1960s and 1970s has often focused on the women’s liberation movement. This article focuses on the radical left social movement during the same period. It shows that the production of political ideology is closely related to the production of masculinity. Two debates of major importance for … Continue reading

Men along the shore: Working-class masculinities in crisis

Jake Alimahomed-Wilson Drawing on in-depth interviews and oral histories of longshoremen working at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which combined is the fifth largest port complex in the world, this paper examines the ways in which socially constructed notions of working-class masculinity structures historically male-dominated occupations and trade unions. I argue that … Continue reading

Audiophiles: Gender reproduction in a technological nerd culture

Bo Nilsson The point of departure for this article is a collective dominated by men; people interested in listening to music and sound through high fidelity (hi-fi) stereo equipment (audiophiles). The hi-fi culture actually attracts many different categories of people, such as music lovers, record buyers and collectors, hi-fi show visitors, designers, and journalists, but … Continue reading

Theorizing practice: Understanding resistance against gender-based violence in Cambodia

Mona Lilja This article analyses local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Cambodia and their programmes against gender-based violence (GBV), in order to understand what notions of power, agency and resistance that reside within these programmes. What theoretical concepts do we need in order to understand the organizations’ attempts to reduce GBV? The interviews displayed a number … Continue reading