My Future Masculinity online course is now available on the Udemy platform. $29 using this link (or $39 if you go direct via Udemy).
Back in the 90s I used to travel a lot for no other reason than it was something that was interesting and brought pleasure. I had some fancies, like most people, of being a travel writer, but for years it was a nebulous aspiration. In 2000 I sold my first travel article to Islands magazine, […]
If you’re in Melbourne, I’ll be giving a talk about masculinity at the Garage Blackboard Lectures at 4pm on Sunday 27 October.
We’ve been hearing a lot lately about “mansplaining”: the phenomenon in which a man speaks to a woman with total and unearned authority on a subject about which she is already fully versed. Mansplaining is particularly unsavory in feminist discourse, and we’ve experienced some spectacular implosions which show that men who speak on this subject […]
I have a new article about GenX masculinity over at Disinfo. Do you remember when there used to be lots of references to Generation X? Then you’re probably a GenXer. Douglas Coupland, Reality Bites, the whole slacker stereotype was across the cultural domain, poised at the edge of a generational battle with the Boomers. The […]
The Teafaerie has written an interesting article about the role of women in the psychedelic community that mobilizes my own research on the subject. You can read Teafaerie’s article here at Erowid, and my original research here.
There’s a new review out of 2012 in Australian Journal of Parapsychology by Lance Storm: there is “more to say on the matter than simply debugging and discounting predictions of global catastrophe, and this is where Gelfer’s book 2012 is key.” You can read the full text here.
There’s a new review out of Numen, Old Men in Journal for the Academic Study of Religion by the clearly delightful Sarah Penicka-Smith: “The intelligence he brings to his subject is often upstaged by his witty writing and wicked turns of phrase, although this is not a complaint—Gelfer’s writing is clear and highly engaging.” You […]
I have an article over at OnlineOpinion called Smacks of Denial. The Royal Australasian College of Physicians is embarking upon a new campaign to provide legal protection for children from being hit by adults: in other words, it seeks to ban smacking. In The Age, Associate Professor Susan Moloney, president of the College’s paediatrics and […]
The new edition of Michael Barkun’s A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America now has a chapter on the 2012 phenomenon and makes good use of my book, 2012: Decoding the Countercultural Apocalypse (which is only fair as I made good use of Barkun).