Across Europe we are witnessing a series of events that are drawing upon representations of men and masculinity that are rupturing the social fabric of everyday life. For example, media reports of social unrest, misogynous hate crime, religious extremism, drug trafficking and political Far Right mobilization often have been at the centre of the discussion the figure of the apathetic, disenchanted, socially excluded young man.
Marginalized Masculinities explores how men in precarious positions in different countries and social contexts understand and experience their masculinities, focusing on men who are viewed as being marginal in a range of fields in society including the family, work, the media and school. By focusing on atypical or marginal masculinities in each subfield, Haywood and Johansson provide an informed understanding of what it means to experience marginalization. Indeed, within this enlightening volume the chapters engage with the issue of whether it is necessary to name ‘a’ dominant masculinity in order to make sense of and understand the nature of marginalized masculinity.
This insightful title will be of interest to researchers, undergraduates and postgraduates interested in fields such as Gender Studies, International Studies, Comparative Studies and Men Studies.
About the Author
Chris Haywood is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University, UK.
Thomas Johansson is a Professor of Pedagogy specializing in Child and Youth Studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Table of Contents
Chris Haywood and Thomas Johansson
Part one: Crisis, Risk and Socialization
Chapter One: Becoming a ‘real boy’: constructions of boyness in early childhood education
Anette Hellman & Ylva Odenbring
Chapter Two: Being at Risk or Being a Risk? Marginalized Masculinity in Contemporary Social Work
Part Two: Transformations of Work and Unemployment
Chapter Three: ‘Crack in the Ice’: Marginalization of Young Men in Contemporary Urban Greenland
Chapter Four: Marginalized masculinities and exclusion in the new low-skill service sector in Sweden
Chapter Five: Masculinity, socio-emotional skills and marginalization among emergency medical technicians
Chapter Six: Male Migrant Workers and the Negotiation of ‘Marginalized’ Masculinities in Urban China
Part Three: Marginalization, Bodies and Identity
Chapter Seven: Derailed Self-Constructions: Marginalization and Self-construction in Young Boys’ Accounts of Well-being.
Niels Ulrik Sørensen and Jens Christian Nielsen
Chapter Eight: Doped Manhood: Negotiating fitness doping and masculinity in an online community
Jesper Andreasson and Thomas Johansson
Part Four: Rethinking Marginalization
Chapter Nine: Epistemologies of Difference: Masculinity, marginalisation and young British Muslim men
Mairtin Mac an Ghaill and Chris Haywood
Chapter Ten: Marginalized adult ethnic minority men in Denmark: The case of Aalborg East
Ann-Dorte Christensen, Jeppe Fuglsang Larsen & Sune Qvotrup Jensen
Thomas Johansson and Chris Haywood