Studying men, masculinities, organizations and organizing: Introducing the handbook

Jeff Hearn*, Kadri Aavik, David L. Collinson, Anika Thym

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This introductory chapter to the Handbook sets out some of the major contexts for the development and growth of focused studies on the relations of men, masculinities, organizations and organizing - a topic that is always topical. Earlier studies are briefly reviewed before considering the range of theoretical, disciplinary and methodological approaches that are relevant to this focus of study and research. The chapter continues with discussions of three key framings: critical studies of men and masculinities; debates on intersectionality/ies; and the ever-present importance of histories and power for understanding the relations of men, masculinities, organizations and organizing. The chapter concludes with an overview of the volume, including short summaries of all the other chapters of the Handbook, followed by final comments on the relevance of these issues for transforming academia, writing and publishing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook on Men, Masculinities and Organizations : Theories, Practices and Futures of Organizing
Number of pages20
PublisherTaylor and Francis Group
Publication date24.11.2023
ISBN (Print)9781032045153
ISBN (Electronic)9781003193579
Publication statusPublished - 24.11.2023
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

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