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Transnationalisations of Men and Masculinities

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Jeff Hearn

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The strand entitled Transnationalisations of Men and Masculinities builds on extensive international, comparative and postcolonial research in Europe and beyond, with a conceptual focus on transnational processes. It is an established research strand within the GEXcel field: Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities as part of the GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies. More specifically, it develops analyses of the stabilising and destabilising effects of transnational change in relation to bodies, structures, processes, movements and flows for men and masculinities. This includes research on: transnational violence, both interpersonal and institutional; transnational organisations and corporations; migration; environment and transport; sexualities and ICTs. The project seeks to move away from methodological nationalisms of much current scholarship on men and masculinities. Editorships and memberships of editorial boards of, for example, Men and MasculinitiesNORMA: International Journal for Masculinity StudiesCulture, Society and MasculinitiesInternational Journal of Men’s Health.

Recent publications:

J. Hearn ‘Global/transnational gender/sexual scenarios’, in A.G. Jónasdóttir, V. Bryson and K.B. Jones (eds.) Sexuality, Gender and Power: Intersectional and Transnational Perspectives, Routledge, New York, 2010, pp. 209-226.

J. Hearn ‘Men changing gender regimes or gender regimes changing men?: Challenges for national and transnational social policy, gender equality and organising with men’, in A. Cornwall, J. Edström and A. Greig (eds.) Men and Development: Politicizing Masculinities, Zed, London, 2011, pp. 155-169.

J. Hearn ‘Von dergendered organizationen zur transnationalen Patriarchien: Theorien und Fragmente’ [From the gendered organizations to transnational patriarchy: Theories and fragments’], in B. Aulenbacher and B. Riegraf (eds.) Erkenntnis und Methode: Geschlechterforschung in Zeiten des Umbruchs [Knowledge and Method: Gender Research in Times of Upheaval], VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden, 2009, 2nd ed. 2012, pp. 267-290.

J. Hearn ‘The power of the transnational: on men, work, labour markets and organizationsä, in J. Gruhlich and B. Riegraf (eds.) Transnational Spaces and Gender, Westfälisches Dampfboot, , Book Series of the Women's and Gender Studies Section of DGS (German Sociological Association), Münster, 2014.

J. Hearn ‘Approaching gender relations and social transformation processes           through men and masculinities’, in K. Walgenbach and A. Stach (eds.) Gender and Social Transformation Processes, Barbara Budrich Verlg, 2014.

J. Hearn ‘Sexualities, organizations and organization sexualities: future scenarios and the impact of socio-technologies (A transnational perspective from the global “North”)’, Organization: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Organization, Theory and Society, Vol. 21(3), 2014, pp. 400-420.

J.  Hearn ‘ ‘Uses and abuses of the political category of “men” in activism, policy and theorising’, in M. Flood and R. Howson (eds.) Engaging with Men in Gender Equality, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle, 2014.

J. Hearn Men of the World: Genders, Globalizations, Transnational Times, Sage, London, 2015.

J. Hearn, A. Biricik and T. Joelsson, ‘Theorizing, men, masculinities, space and place: local, national and transnational relations’, in P. Hopkins and A.  Gorman-Murray (eds.) Masculinities and Place, Ashgate, Aldershot, 2014.

J. Hearn, M. Blagojević and K. Harrison, eds. Rethinking Transnational Men: Beyond, Between and Within Nations, Routledge, New York, 2013, including: J. Hearn and M. Blagojevi ć, ’Introducing and rethinking transnational men’, pp. 1-24, and J. Hearn, A. Biricik, H. Sadowski and K. Harrison, 'Hegemony, transpatriarchies, ICTs and virtualization', pp. 91-108.

J. Hearn, M. Nordberg, K. Andersson, D. Balkmar, L. Gottzén, R. Klinth, K. Pringle, and L. Sandberg,’Hegemonic masculinity and beyond: 40 years of research in Sweden’, Men and Masculinities, Vol. 15(1), 2012, pp. 31-55.

J. Hearn, I. Novikova, K. Pringle et al. Studying Men’s Violences in Europe: Towards a Research Framework, Örebro University CFS Report Series 25: 2013, Örebro.

U. Mellström ’Kunskapssamhällets gästarbetare – Internationella studenter i interferenser mellan kön, sexualitet, nationalitet och klass i globaliserade utbildningslandsskap’, Tidskrift för genusvetenskap, nr 1-2, 2012, pp. 49-68.

U. Mellström, J. Hearn and K. Pringle (2014) “Översikt kring svensk, nordisk och internationell maskulinitetsforskning”, rapport för delegationen för män och jämställdhet, regeringsdirektiv 2012:97. 

K. Pringle, J. Hearn et al., Men and Masculinities in Europe, Revised and Updated 2nd edition, Whiting & Birch, London, Critical Studies in Socio-Cultural Diversity, 2013.

M. Pajumets and J. Hearn ‘Post-socialist fathers ‘at home’ and ‘away from home’ in ‘Old Europe’: Facing the challenge through masculine identity talk’, STSS: Studies of Transition States and Societies, Vol. 4(1), 2012, pp. 31-47.

E. Ruspini, J. Hearn, B. Pease and K. Pringle, eds. Men and Masculinities around the World: Transforming Men's Practices, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2011.

Study on the Role of Men in Gender Equality, prepared for European Commission, edited by Elli Scambor, Katarzyna Wojnicka, Nadja Bergmann, Consortium led by L&R Social Research, with Dissens, abz*austria, INBAS, Written by Sophia Belghiti-Mahut, Nadja Bergmann, Marc Gärtner, Jeff Hearn, Øystein Gullvåg Holter, Majda Hr?enjak, Ralf Puchert, Christian Scambor, Elli Scambor, Hartwig Schuck, Victor Seidler, Alan White and Katarzyna Wojnicka, Brussels, European Commission, 2013.