Moving men, changing men, othering men: On Politics, Care and Representation

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In recent years, there has been a large, perhaps surprising, growth of critical studies on men and masculinities, across the humanities and social sciences, and to a more limited extent in the natural sciences and technology, along with a variety of political and policy interventions on men and masculinities. In this paper, I examine some of the ways in which a critical gendered focus on men and masculinities can both re-centre men and de-centre men, paying particular attention to the central themes of politics, representation and care. A key challenge is how to name men and masculinities, and at the same time deconstruct men and masculinities, to avoid potential re-centrings of power, at the local, national and transnational levels. Finally, and in these contexts and with these contradictions, I consider the possibilities and pitfalls of the abolition of “men” as social category of power, with special reference to questions of age, ageing and the body.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalQuaderns de l'Institut Catala d'Antropologia
Pages (from-to)29-58
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


  • 512 Business and Management
  • men
  • masculinities
  • patriarchy
  • hegemony
  • gex
  • future

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