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Challenging Dominant Representations of Marginalized Boys and Men in Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities

Steven Roberts and Karla Elliott

The field of critical studies on men and masculinities (CSMM) is undergoing a reflexive moment. Tristan Bridges (2019) , for instance, has appealed to CSMM researchers in the Global North to draw on work developed in subfields such as critical

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What Does Masculinity Mean?

Young People's Perspectives on Masculinity in the Mirror of Education in Germany

Johanna M. Pangritz


In Germany, there has been an ongoing discussion about the boys’ crisis in education, which is linked to the call for more masculinity through male role models so as to positively influence boys. In this article, I explore the conceptions of masculinity of young people in Germany and elaborate on the influence of education and educational institutions on notions of masculinity. To do this, I focus on two in-depth case studies, a boy and a girl who are both aged 16, which I analyze using the documentary method. The cases show that education is to be understood as a gender regime that takes an active part in the production of a binary masculinity. At the same time, they also show that education has the potential to transform masculinity.

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Making Men out of Boys

Revisiting Connell through Twenty-First-Century Indian Picturebooks

Sridipa Dandapat and Priyanka Tripathi

Visible Men, Invisible Masculinity Critical studies on men and masculinities has emerged through the proliferation of research from a feminist perspective that signifies the corresponding dearth of knowledge about men and masculinity. While

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Book Reviews

Jacob Breslow, Jonathan A. Allan, Gregory Wolfman, and Clifton Evers

need of repair, and not infrequently as gay, often appear to deconstruct and challenge hegemonic masculinity. Engagement with existing literature highlights the novelty of bringing together critical studies on men and masculinities with popular

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Leisuring Masculinities in British Indian Childhoods

Explorations at the Intersection of Gender Order and Generational Order

Utsa Mukherjee

generational orders. Next, I draw on my qualitative study with professional middle-class British Indian parents and their children—living in and around London—to explore the leisure-masculinity nexus. I conclude with a call for Critical Studies on Men and

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Towards an Affirmative Feminist Boys Studies

Timothy Laurie, Catherine Driscoll, Liam Grealy, Shawna Tang, and Grace Sharkey

’ long “ethnographic moment,” and the self-defined field of Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities (CSMM) has regularly identified important cultural variables in the social construction of masculinity ( Hearn 2019 , 2004 ). Drawing on the “social

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Men and Masculinities under Socialism: Toward a Social and Cultural History

Peter Hallama

research that applies critical studies on men and masculinities to Eastern Europe. Acknowledgements Work on the Special Forum and on this text has been made possible by an Ambizione grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation and by support of

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“The Dick Is Probably a Bit Overrated”

Healthcare Professionals’ Perspectives on Masculinity following Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Jesper Andreasson, Thomas Johansson, and Carina Danemalm-Jägervall

their work and meetings with patients been analyzed. Analytical Framework Framed within critical studies on men and masculinity and the ongoing debate on configurations of hegemonic masculinity ( Connell 2020 ), our analysis emphasizes