GenerationX-Men

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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 […]

Meat and Masculinity in Men’s Ministries

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I have a new research article out in The Journal of Men’s Studies: Meat and Masculinity in Men’s Ministries Men’s ministries are initiatives that respond to a perceived feminization of the church and which seek to encourage men back into the church by creating masculine spaces and forms of worship. This is largely achieved by […]

NORMA: Nordic Journal for Masculinity Studies article

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I have a new article out in NORMA: Nordic Journal for Masculinity Studies called “Will the real Joseph Gelfer please stand up: Multiple masculinities and the self.” Abstract: A discourse of multiplicity in the study of masculinities has identified and given voice to an ever-increasing spectrum of both men’s and women’s experiences. This article extends […]

Meat, Masculinity and Men’s Ministries

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With all these meaty posts around recently I am embarking on a new journal article entitled, Meat, Masculinity and Men’s Ministries (or, for added alliteration and oral satisfaction, Mmmm: Meat, Masculinity and Men’s Ministries). I’ll be consolidating and expanding some previous observations about meat in men’s ministries in America, Australia and the UK, and how […]

Men and Meat III

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After recent postings here and here about the supposed connection between men and meat comes a press release from Meatinfo.co.uk, which talks up a new study that shows: Male meat-eaters are seen as more masculine than their vegetarian counterparts, even by steak-dodging females, research from British Columbia has found. Vegetarian men are seen as wimps […]