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Book Review

Liam Wrigley

Roberts, Steven. 2018. Young Working-Class Men in Transition. London: Routledge. 240 pp. e-ISBN: 9781315441283. . British academia's loss is clearly Australia's gain, in Steven Roberts's pathbreaking

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

Steven Roberts and Karla Elliott

CSMM must grapple. We argue that CSMM scholarship about “men in the margin” ( Elliott 2020b ), such as working-class men and boys, men of color, and men with disability, often evidences ingrained “prenotions” ( Durkheim 2014 [1895] ). Will Atkinson

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Women's Work and Men

Generational and Class Dimensions of Men's Resistance to Women's Paid Employment in State-Socialist Poland (1956–1980)

Natalia Jarska

generation, born in the 1930s and 1940s and socialized after World War II, but that this was socially skewed, with attachment to the breadwinner family model persisting among working-class men. In the immediate postwar period and throughout Stalinism (1949

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The Mystery of the Missing Men

How Do Young Men Experience “Belong-ing” in Higher Education?

Vicki Trowler, Robert Allan, and Rukhsana Din

of State for Universities and Science David Willetts famously declared “feminism [had] trumped egalitarianism” because women “who would otherwise have been housewives” had deprived working-class men of university places ( Prince 2011 ). Similar

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“The Dragon Can't Roar”

Analysis of British Expatriate Masculinity in Yusuf Dawood's One Life Too Many

Antony Mukasa Mate


This article examines British masculinity in Kenya. It focuses on British expatriate Sydney Walker, the protagonist of Yusuf Dawood's One Life Too Many, who moves to Kenya at the height of British colonial rule and stays on in the new postcolonial state under black rule. It looks at how he constructs his masculinity among fellow men and in relation to the female other. Walker struggles to retain the colonial masculinity of his predecessors amid shifting terrain. Using the key concepts of hegemonic and subordinate masculinities as presented in Raewyn Connell's masculinity theory, which argues that gendered relationships in institutions are controlled by power, this article examines the diverse masculinities in One Life Too Many and argues that sex plays a major role as an instrument of power that heterosexual men use to dominate other men and subordinate women. It contends that the power dynamics in the sexual arena symbolically represent the shifting power relations in the postcolonial Kenyan state, in which the status of British working-class men had changed due to their loss of political power.

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Internalizing the Present in the Articulation of the Future

Masculinity, Inequality, and Trying On New Possible Selves

Alex Blower and Jon Rainford

1987 ; Mac an Ghaill 1994 ; Roberts 2018 ; Wallace 2019 ; Ward 2015 ). Willis (1977) highlighted how young working-class men positioned jobs in industrial settings as the most desirable post educational outcome and introduced notions later

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‘Men Don't Cry Over Women’

Expressions of Love and Grief in Egyptian Popular Music

Ahmed Abdelazim

literal translation of which is ‘festivals’. This rising trend in mahragānāt music has been paralleled by the increased number of reported incidents of lower-working-class men ending their lives due to failed love. Over the year 2019–2020, 10–12 per cent

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Michael R. M. Ward

men position themselves and negotiate their masculinities in an urban environment where they are identified as a threat to the social order. This issue also contains a book review by Liam Wrigley of Steven Robert's text, Young Working-Class Men in

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Book Review

David Loranger

attention to the fact that much men's fashion scholarship is focused on masculinity studies of middle-class and gay white men, while “aging Black and working-class men are overlooked” (39). The author cites Rajan-Rankin, asking, “what knowledge is reproduced

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Crossing Borders with the Boy Detective

Christopher Pittard

, with working-class men perceived as the greatest risk. If, in The Sign of Four (1890), Holmes had employed the Baker Street irregulars in order to carry out the offstage footwork of investigation, then the Nelson Lee stories raised the figure of the