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Jeff Hearn Keynote Lecture
Reprising political masculinities: A simple idea or a case of too many ideas?

In this talk, I focus on the analytical category of ‘political masculinities’. So, what are political masculinities? In discussing this, I consider: what counts as masculinity/ies, what counts as political, how do they connect? The connections are all too clear in much mainstream politics. The idea of political masculinities is also useful in analysis across social dimensions, from the psyche to body, interactions, institutions, representations, to the transnational and global. Perhaps more interesting still is thinking through political masculinities, and political men, to approach situations often seen as ‘less political’, even ‘non-political’. Such a perspective suggests that much depends on how political masculinities are placed in relation to further frames, such as anti-ageism, anti-racism and postcolonialism.

Jeff Hearn is Professor Emeritus at the Hanken School of Economics, Finland; Professor of Sociology at the University of Huddersfield, UK; Senior Professor of Gender Studies, Örebro University, Sweden; and Professor Extraordinarius at the Institute for Social and Health Studies, University of South Africa.

Jun 17, 2021 10:00 AM in Amsterdam

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