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Masculinity, Labour, and Neoliberalism


Masculinity, Labour, and Neoliberalism

Working-Class Men in International Perspective
Global Masculinities

von: Charlie Walker, Steven Roberts

99,99 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 19.09.2017
ISBN/EAN: 9783319631721
Sprache: englisch

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This book explores the ways in which neoliberal capitalism has reshaped the lives of working-class men around the world. It focuses on the effects of employment change and of new forms of governmentality on men’s experiences of both public and private life. The book presents a range of international studies—from the US, UK, and Australia to Western and Northern Europe, Russia, and Nigeria—that move beyond discourses positing a ‘masculinity crisis’ or pathologizing working-class men. Instead, the authors look at the active ways men have dealt with forms of economic and symbolic marginalization and the barriers they have faced in doing so. While the focus of the volume is employment change, it covers a range of topics from consumption and leisure to education and family. 
1. Masculinity, Labour, and Neoliberalism: Reviewing the Field2. Men, Masculinity, and Labour-force Participation in Kaduna, Nigeria: Are there Positive Alternatives to the Provider Role?3. Yearning to Labour? Working-Class Men in Post- Industrial Britain4. Formulating the Post-Industrial Self: The Role of Petty Crime among Unemployed, Working-Class Men in Stoke-on-Trent5. Young Working-Class Men without Jobs – Re-imagining Work and Masculinity in a Postindustrial Society 6. Becoming a Working-Class Male Adult Learner: Formations of Class and Gender in the Finnish Learning Society7. “I am going to Uni!” Working-Class Academic Success, Opportunity, and Conflict.8. Automobile Masculinities and Neoliberal Production Regimes among Russian Blue-Collar Men9. Masculinities, Bodies and Subjectivities: Working-Class Men Negotiating Russia’s Post-Soviet Gender Order10. The Inertia of Masculinity: Narratives of Creative Aspiration among Arab-Australian Youth11. Gender, Neoliberalism, and Embodiment: A Social Geography of Rural, Working-Class Masculinity in Southeast Kansas12. Working-Class Masculinities at the Nexus of Work, Family and Intimacy in the Age of Neoliberalism: Or, Are the Times Really a’ Changin’?13. Driving through Neoliberalism – Finnish Truck Drivers Constructing Respectable Male Worker Subjectivities 14. Masculinities and Health Inequalities within Neoliberal Economies
Charlie Walker is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Southampton, UK. He is the author of Learning to Labour in Post-Soviet Russia: Vocational Youth in Transition and the co-editor of Innovations in Youth Research and Youth and Social Change in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Steven Roberts is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Monash University, Australia. His sole and co-published works include Youth and Social Class: Enduring Inequality in the UK, Australia and New Zealand; Debating Modern Masculinities; Class Inequality in Austerity Britain; Young People and Social Policy in Europe; and Digital Methods for Social Science.
This book explores the ways in which neoliberal capitalism has reshaped the lives of working-class men around the world. It focuses on the effects of employment change and of new forms of governmentality on men’s experiences of both public and private life. The book presents a range of international studies—from the US, UK, and Australia to Western and Northern Europe, Russia, and Nigeria—that move beyond discourses positing a ‘masculinity crisis’ or pathologizing working-class men. Instead, the authors look at the active ways men have dealt with forms of economic and symbolic marginalization and the barriers they have faced in doing so. While the focus of the volume is employment change, it covers a range of topics from consumption and leisure to education and family. 
Adopts an intersectional approach to answering questions about the topic Develops the critical study of men and masculinities as a truly global field of inquiry Highlights and draws a distinction between the forms of adaptation currently being demanded of working-class men in relation to processes of neoliberalization 
“This is the book we have been waiting for.  All the myth-making about working-class men has needed a dose of reality, and here it is. The economic tsunami, precarious work, and challenges to breadwinner status can be devastating; responses vary, and remarkable strategies emerge.  With close-focus research from four continents, vivid life histories and careful analysis, this book is a tremendous resource for understanding men’s lives in the market-dominated world.” (Raewyn Connell, Professor of Sociology at the University of Sydney, author of Masculinities and co-author of Gender: in World Perspective) “Masculinity, Labour and Neoliberalism does what it says on the tin. The wisdom and new ideas of Walker and Roberts are evident in their strong introduction, while the thirteen new ethnographies make an impressive collection. The lives of working class men around the world have been greatly diminished by the vast changes wrought by the global neoliberal economy. The hidden injuries of class, the class loyalties and the few new chances for young working-class men to make good are all here, in hard-hitting and poignant detail.” (Nancy Lindisfarne, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at SOAS, University of London, and co-editor of Dislocating Masculinity and Masculinities under Neoliberalism) “Masculinity, Labour and Neoliberalism: Working-Class Men in International Perspective represents a major contribution to critical studies of men and masculinities.  Walker and Robert’s edited collection – which is truly international in scope – captures the working-class male experience in an era of robust neoliberalism where precarious employment dominates the global labour market.  The collection should be required reading for those interested in cutting edge scholarship on working-class masculinities.” (Garth Stahl, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of South Australia, author of Identity, Neoliberalism and Aspiration in White Working-Class Boys)

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