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JMMS editorial 5.2 pre-print

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The Boer’s Nuts: Concerning the Testicular Logic of Peer Review Overseeing the peer review process is almost certainly the most challenging aspect of editing an academic journal. The real dark art is not just the whip-cracking that is necessary in order to get reviews back within (hopefully) a couple of months, but selecting the right […]

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The Best of Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality now in print

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The Best of Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality is now in print and available from Gorgias Press. A perfect recommendation for colleagues still suspicious of online journals, or for librarians looking for assets to purchase with their capital budget. Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is the only journal dedicated to the exploration […]

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Male Studies

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Some years back, when discussing how the study of men and masculinities was divided up, Jeff Hearn and Keith Pringle put critical studies of masculinities in opposition to men’s studies, which they perceived engaged in “much more ambiguous and sometimes even anti-feminist activities … which can become defined in a much less critical way as […]

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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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Age and Essentialism

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Kay Baird, who explores the boundaries of women’s sexuality and spirituality over at Raising Persephone, has been kind enough to note some value in my recent JMMS editorial, Both Remedy and Poison: Religious Men and the Future of Peace. Having issues herself with the way the “feminine” is essentialised in literature about women’s sexuality, Baird […]