Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities (CSMM), as well as policy activism with a focus on men on masculinities, have developed significantly over the past 30 or so years. The emphasis on feminist questions of power and inequality in relation to men’s behavior and formations of masculinity/masculinities has impacted on research and policy in different fields, ranging from international relations and war, to culture, sport, violence, crime and suicide.
Yet CSMM and policy have also often overlooked the importance of transnational and geopolitical issues in the context of gender relations. In the wake of global economic instability, manmade climate change and post humanist approaches, there is a need to engage with notions of how men and masculinity/masculinities shape and influence existential threats, as well as to consider the potential scope of CSMM research and policy interventions on a global scale.
This international, interdisciplinary conference, hosted by the Nordic Association for Research on Men and Masculinities (NFMM), in conjunction with the Centre for Feminist Studies (CFS) at Örebro University, will be held over three days, at Örebro University, in June 2017. The aim of the conference is to foster interdisciplinary dialogues between those researching and engaged in political or policy activism around men and masculinities, across different nations, with a view to establishing international collaborations between researchers and practitioners globally.
The event will focus broadly on men and masculinities in relation to global systems of gender power.
We welcome abstracts about men and masculinities on the below themes. These include (but are not limited to) :
- Social policy and social politics
- Politics of technology
- Theorising politics and praxis
- Men and masculinities in academia
- The politics of sport and embodiment
- Culture and cultural politics
- International and nationalist politics
- Trans* and intersex
- Family and personal life
- Men’s health
- History and social change
- Children and young people
- Geographies of masculinities
- Climate justice
Abstract submissions (written in English) no longer than 350 words, including references, should be sent to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The deadline for abstract submissions is 30th November 2016. Please indicate which theme you wish your paper to be considered for in the subject heading of the email.
Applicants will receive a response regarding the outcome of their submission by the start of January 2017 and registration will open from February 1st 2017. Presentations should be 20 minutes long. The official language of the conference is English but we would be happy to consider panels or whole sessions in Nordic languages on an ad-hoc basis.