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Gary Stamper reviews Numen, Old Men

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Integral blogger Gary Stamper has posted a review of Numen, Old Men on his blog, Beyond Integral. He doesn’t like it that much, which isn’t a surprise as he inhabits a space the book is critical of, but I appreciate folks like Stamper who actually take the time to read about my position before rejecting […]

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Open Access Economics

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[A pre-print of my editorial for the next Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality.] Like most humanists I spend my free time browsing the pages of economic journals, and it was with particular interest that I read a recent issue of Economic Analysis & Policy which featured articles focusing on the economics of open access […]

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Coming soon on Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

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Editorial Open Access Economics by Joseph Gelfer, pp. 97-99 Articles Haredi Male Bodies in the Public Sphere: Negotiating with the Religious Text and Secular Israeli Men by Yohai Hakak, pp. 100-122 Southern Gospel Sissies: Evangelical Music, Queer Spirituality, and the Plays of Del Shores by Douglas Harrison, pp. 123-141 Instilling the “Manly” Faith: Protestant Masculinity […]

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From the archive: I Remember Adlestrop

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Some stories have a surprisingly long life. Recently, an article I wrote about Edward Thomas’ poem Adlestrop popped back in my mind. First, the poet Michael Rosen, who makes an appearance in the article, was recently appointed to the children’s laureateship; second, I got an email from someone who had been to Adlestrop, gone home […]

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Numen, Old Men and Twitterspheric Theoerotics

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One of the chapters in Numen, Old Men explores the idea that gay spirituality is a useful model for all masculine spirituality, as it is one type of spirituality performed solely by men (lesbian sisters clearly assumed to be separate) which resists the patriarchal tendencies often perpetuated by masculine spirituality. This process also refers to […]

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Comments on the excerpt from Numen, Old Men

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There are a number of interesting comments over at Reality Sandwich to the excerpt from Numen, Old Men, which I archive below with my replies. One commenter notes, “I think that setting up gay spirituality as something preferred for people if they are straight or gay is problematic as people may not be comfortable enough […]