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2012 talk at NAISA

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All things going to plan, I’ll be giving the following talk at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference, May 19-21 2011, Sacramento, California: 2012: The Use of Indigenous Voices from Australia and New Zealand December 21 2012 is believed to mark the end of the thirteenth B’ak’tun cycle in the Long Count […]

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LOHAS and the Indigo Dollar

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I have a new article out called LOHAS and the Indigo Dollar: Growing the Spiritual Economy in the new issue of New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry. The article abstract is as follows: It is well documented that alternative spiritualities can be commercialised and commodified. My aim in this paper is to extend […]

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Papa, PhD

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I have a short chapter in the new book Papa, PhD: Essays on Fatherhood by Men in the Academy edited by Mary Ruth Marotte, Paige Martin Reynolds and Ralph James Savarese (Rutgers University Press). My chapter is called A River Runs through It: Queer Theory and Fatherhood. My publishing agreement only allows me to post […]

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Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality 4.2 preview

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The next issue of Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality won’t go online until June; however, here’s a sneak preview of the first two papers: Dandy Discipleship: A Queering of Mark’s Male Disciples Robert J. Myles (University of Auckland) While conventional readings of the Bible unambiguously presume the normativity of heterosexuality and binary categories of […]

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Lastest review of Numen, Old Men

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A reasonable review of Numen, Old Men in the British Association for the Study of Religions Bulletin (No. 115, 2009, p. 20): This book is an insightful and useful work particularly suited to our emerging postdualist times. In it Gelfer explores the spectrum of ideas related to male spirituality and concludes that most previous views […]

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Australian Association for the Study of Religions

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Today sees the start of the 2009 Australian Association for the Study of Religions conference at The University of Melbourne, during which I’ll be presenting the following paper: Evangelical and Catholic Masculinities in Two Fatherhood Ministries In men’s ministries it is possible to distinguish between evangelical and Catholic masculinities: the former being more traditional, the […]

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Religious Communication Conference

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This morning I’m off to the Religious Communication Conference at Monash University, where tomorrow I’ll present the following paper: Homespun and Studio-made: Aesthetic Differences in the Websites of Catholic and Evangelical Men’s Ministries Across the Western world church attendees are approximately two-thirds women. There are significant debates as to why this is, ranging from women […]