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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

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

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

Constructions of masculinities in conversations about public transport

Emmy Dahl, Malin Henriksson & Lena Levin This article highlights how environmental issues influence transport planning, and how they make transport planners rethink previous categorizations of user groups. The introduction of an environmental discourse leads to a questioning of men’s travel activities, i.e. car driving. However, the critique against men’s travelling does not address all … Continue reading

Fathers and sons: Gender socialization and intergenerational transmission revisited

Margunn Bjørnholt This article, which employs a dyadic father-son approach, addresses the methodological and theoretical challenges involved in studying gender socialization and intergenerational transmission. The article is part of a longitudinal follow-up study of the Work-Sharing Couples Project, a small, experimental action research project for gender equality in the family in Norway during the first … Continue reading

Axel Munthe and the gender transgressing masculinity

Claudia Lindén The Swedish doctor Axel Munthe (1857–1949), personal physician, and probable lover to Swedish Queen Viktora, became famous when he published his partly fictionalized autobiography The Story of San Michele (1929). The book is a literary phenomenon, and has sold more, in 50 languages, than any other Swedish book during the 20th century. The … 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