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Shelling the ARC

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Starting with the statement “Joseph Gelfer put me on to this”, Roland Boer has concluded that a shell should be launched into the Australian Research Council offices at Canberra, as part of a response to their poorly conceived ERA journal ranking exercise. Let the record show that I do not condone the use of violence […]

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Australian Association for the Study of Religions

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Later this year I’ll be presenting at the Australian Association for the Study of Religions conference at Melbourne University, 29 November-1 December 2009, where I’ll further continue my explorations about the differences in Christian masculinities. Evangelical and Catholic Masculinities in Two Fatherhood Ministries In men’s ministries it is possible to distinguish between evangelical and Catholic […]

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eResearch Australasia 2009

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Wearing my publisher’s hat, I’ll be presenting a poster at this year’s eResearch Australasia conference in Sydney, 9-13 November. Journals Unbound: e-Infrastructure for Small and Medium-Sized Journals In recent years there has been a massive worldwide development of e-infrastructure for academic journals. From a top-down perspective, journal databases and aggregators of various stripes have enabled […]

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Religious Communication Conference

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Later this year I’ll be presenting at the Religious Communication Conference at Monash University, 26-27 November 2009, where I’ll continue my explorations about the differences in Christian masculinities. 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 […]

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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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Marcella Althaus-Reid, 1952-2009

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I’m late to arrive at the sad news that the theologian Marcella Althaus-Reid died in February. Her writing was both important and arousing (sometimes in every way). She also played a part in bringing Numen, Old Men to your bookshelf, being one of the series editors at Equinox Publishing who commissioned it. “but Queer is […]

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Beyond a Sense of Place

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I have a new article, “Beyond a Sense of Place” in Immigrant Academics and Cultural Challenges in a Global Environment edited by Femi J. Kolapo (Cambria Press, 2009). The article talks about how the Internet can be a place which informs our writing and research.