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Hearn, Jeff, Senior ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-9808-1413
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Hearn, J. (2024). Evaluating the concept of political masculinity/ies: a simple idea or a case of too many ideas?. European Journal of Politics and Gender
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluating the concept of political masculinity/ies: a simple idea or a case of too many ideas?
2024 (English)In: European Journal of Politics and Gender, ISSN 2515-1088, E-ISSN 2515-1096Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article critically interrogates and evaluates the concept of political masculinities as part of enhancing dialogue between political science and critical studies on men and masculinities. It discusses what counts as masculinity, what counts as political and how they connect. The connections are all too clear in mainstream politics, not only in populist, authoritarian, ethnonationalist and militaristic politics but also in democratic, socialist and various activist politics. The evaluation of the concept of political masculinities is conducted by asking three main questions: how does the concept add to, complement or contradict existing and established external concepts and theories? How is the concept constructed internally, and with what structure, elements and interrelations? And how can the application of the concept be possibly extended into fields beyond those usually recognized and labelled explicitly as specifically political fields, including the politics of the everyday and the politics of multiple global crises?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol University Press, 2024
Keywords
conceptualization, critical studies on men and masculinities, evaluation, masculinities, masculinity, political masculinity
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-111319 (URN)10.1332/25151088Y2023D000000021 (DOI)001146233800001 ()
Available from: 2024-02-02 Created: 2024-02-02 Last updated: 2024-02-19Bibliographically approved
Hearn, J., Barutçu, A. & Akyüz, S. (2023). Current debates on men and masculinities: an interview with Jeff Hearn. Norma, 18(3), 161-173
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Current debates on men and masculinities: an interview with Jeff Hearn
2023 (English)In: Norma, ISSN 1890-2138, E-ISSN 1890-2146, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 161-173Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This interview article addresses: the state of current debates and key priority areas in Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities, including the implications for men and masculinities in contemporary global conditions: the concept of gex; gender- and sexuality-based violence and digital technology; the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on men and masculinities; and methodological challenges arising with the growth of quantitative studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
National Category
Sociology Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-107725 (URN)10.1080/18902138.2023.2239051 (DOI)001038796700001 ()2-s2.0-85165868134 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-08-25 Created: 2023-08-25 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
Hearn, J. (2023). Global, transnational, national and ‘local’ organizations and organizing: The case of space and place (1ed.). In: Jeff Hearn; Kadri Aavik; David L. Collinson; Anika Thym (Ed.), Routledge Handbook on Men, Masculinities and Organizations: Theories, Practices and Futures of Organizing (pp. 105-118). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Global, transnational, national and ‘local’ organizations and organizing: The case of space and place
2023 (English)In: Routledge Handbook on Men, Masculinities and Organizations: Theories, Practices and Futures of Organizing / [ed] Jeff Hearn; Kadri Aavik; David L. Collinson; Anika Thym, London: Routledge, 2023, 1, p. 105-118Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Place and space are both material-grounded and socially constructed, and social relations are part of the production of space and place – with consequent implications for men, masculinities, organizations and organizing. Spatiality, along with geography, geopolitics and indeed temporality, is a growing focus in both critical studies on men and masculinities, and studies of organizations and organizing. This chapter considers organizations, organizing, men and masculinities, through a social-spatial lens: how men and masculinities in and around organizations and organizing are located within social spaces and places. More specifically, the primary focus is on how spaces and places figure in understanding the differential relations and mutual construction of men, masculinities, organizations and organizing, transnationally, that is, across localities and national contexts. Having said that, it is important from the outset to consider how the transnational, and indeed the global, also operate locally and with local specificities. The chapter begins by considering the macro-picture of global and transnational organizations and organizing, in terms of geographical, historical and contemporary changes, including growing organizational and spatial concentrations and inequalities. It continues with some implications of this transnational social-spatial lens on migration, nation and location, before concluding comments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2023 Edition: 1
Keywords
space, place, geography, men, masculinities, corporations, transnational, local
National Category
Sociology Gender Studies
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography; Business Studies; Sociology; Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109668 (URN)10.4324/9781003193579-9 (DOI)2-s2.0-85176456399 (Scopus ID)9781003193579 (ISBN)9781032045153 (ISBN)9781032045160 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-11-12 Created: 2023-11-12 Last updated: 2023-12-14Bibliographically approved
Ólafsdóttir, K. & Hearn, J. (2023). ‘How Did This Happen?’: Making Retrospective, Present and Prospective Sense of Intimate Relationships Where Men Have Been Violent. Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics, 7(1), 1-13
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘How Did This Happen?’: Making Retrospective, Present and Prospective Sense of Intimate Relationships Where Men Have Been Violent
2023 (English)In: Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics, E-ISSN 2468-4414, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 1-13Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In seeking to explain intimate partner violence (IPV), feminist research has shifted its focus from individual explanations to the social contexts of such violence. Adopting such a perspective, we explore the narratives of three men who identify as perpetrators of violence and three women who identify as victims/survivors of IPV. Our analyses focus on how the participants present their relationships, employing the notion of affective–discursive practices as informing, at times constituting, the participants’ experiences. Their stories are characterised by a chronological line – retrospective, present, and prospective. Their understandings change in framing their experiences, with the relationships themselves becoming affective–discursive practices, albeit figuring differently in the participants’ stories across time. Our findings also underline the significance of shame as a regulatory mechanism sustaining heteronormative practices. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Hague: Lectico Publishing, 2023
Keywords
affective–discursive practices, intimate partner violence, shame, temporal perspective, violence against women
National Category
Sociology Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109660 (URN)10.20897/femenc/12891 (DOI)2-s2.0-85149622808 (Scopus ID)
Note

This work was supported by the Icelandic Centre for Research and the University ofIceland (grant: Gender Equality Fund and Eimskip Fund).

Available from: 2023-11-11 Created: 2023-11-11 Last updated: 2023-11-13Bibliographically approved
Hall, M., Hearn, J. & Lewis, R. (2023). Image-Based Sexual Abuse: Online Gender-Sexual Violations. Encyclopedia, 3(1), 327-339
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Image-Based Sexual Abuse: Online Gender-Sexual Violations
2023 (English)In: Encyclopedia, E-ISSN 2673-8392, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 327-339Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Image-based sexual abuse describes the offline or online non-consensual sharing of real or fake images or videos with (un)known others of a person that are either sexually explicit or sexually suggestive. New information and communication technologies (ICTs) provide many open-ended and undefined possibilities for image-based sexual abuse (IBSA), such as ‘revenge pornography’, ‘upskirting’, deepfake pornography, sexual spycamming, and cyberflashing, to name just a few. These forms of abuse refer to the online, and also at times offline, non-consensual distribution or sharing of explicit images or videos of someone else by ex-partners, partners, others, or hackers seeking revenge, entertainment, or peer group status. The vast majority of these are committed by men against women. Given the many adverse impacts on physical and psychological health and well-being it has on its victim-survivors, exploring this form of online gender-sexual abuse and violation becomes an important endeavor. Situating the discussion within debates on gender and sexuality, the entry discusses the increasing use of new technologies for online gender-sexual abuse and violation, highlighting the motivations of those perpetrating IBSA, the negative physical and psychological impacts of IBSA on victim-survivors, and what has been, and could be, done to combat image-based sexual abuses and other misuses of new technologies, notably through legal, policy, and practice interventions within and between nations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2023
Keywords
non-consensual, image-based sexual abuse, digital gender-sexual violations, violence, abuse
National Category
Sociology Gender Studies
Research subject
Information technology; Public health; Sociology; Gender Studies; Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109662 (URN)10.3390/encyclopedia3010020 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-11-11 Created: 2023-11-11 Last updated: 2023-11-13Bibliographically approved
Hearn, J. (2023). Materialism, new materialism and critical studies on men and masculinities (CSMM): Looking back and looking forward, relationally (1ed.). In: Ulf Mellström; Bob Pease (Ed.), Posthumanism and the Man Question: Beyond Anthropocentric Masculinities (pp. 154-168). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Materialism, new materialism and critical studies on men and masculinities (CSMM): Looking back and looking forward, relationally
2023 (English)In: Posthumanism and the Man Question: Beyond Anthropocentric Masculinities / [ed] Ulf Mellström; Bob Pease, London: Routledge , 2023, 1, p. 154-168Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter discusses some relations of new materialism (NM) and Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities (CSMM), and the material-discursive spaces that are thus opened up for further critical inquiry. While highly varied, NM is characterized here by the extension of relationality as an umbrella term incorporating intersections, interactions, intra-actions, interconnections, assemblages, and decentring the human and working on the more-than-human. These relationalities, themselves interconnected, include the relationalities of the matter of: spatiality and the planet; bodies and nature; things and technologies; and knowledge. These four relationalities are interrogated through looking back at some personal biographical influences and broader developments in CSMM, as well as through looking forward to possible implications of NM for CSMM and its possible demise. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2023 Edition: 1
Keywords
materialism, new materialism, posthumanism, critical studies on men and masculinities
National Category
Sociology Human Geography Gender Studies
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography; Gender Studies; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109656 (URN)10.4324/9781003219613-15 (DOI)9781003219613 (ISBN)9781032113760 (ISBN)9781032113784 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-11-11 Created: 2023-11-11 Last updated: 2023-11-13Bibliographically approved
Hearn, J., de Boise, S. & Goedecke, K. (2023). Men and Masculinities: Structures, Practices, and Identities (1ed.). In: Eileen L. Zurbriggen; Rose Capdevila (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Power, Gender, and Psychology: (pp. 193-213). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Men and Masculinities: Structures, Practices, and Identities
2023 (English)In: The Palgrave Handbook of Power, Gender, and Psychology / [ed] Eileen L. Zurbriggen; Rose Capdevila, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, 1, p. 193-213Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter reviews empirical and theoretical work within critical studies on men and masculinities (CSMM), drawing on extensive empirical and theoretical studies relevant to psychology and social psychology. The chapter focuses on gender relations and power dynamics, social structures, intersectionality, bodies, practices, and identities, both individual and collective. The chapter first maps the key theoretical developments of CSMM, historically and conceptually, before moving to focus on two important contemporary issues: first, the development of more egalitarian masculinities, and, second, the explanations for various non-egalitarian masculinities, such those linked to incel and Alt-Right movements, both online and offline. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023 Edition: 1
Keywords
men, masculinities, identity, social structure, bodies, masculinity
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Psychology; Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-110568 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-41531-9_12 (DOI)9783031415302 (ISBN)9783031415333 (ISBN)9783031415319 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-01-02 Created: 2024-01-02 Last updated: 2024-01-08
Collinson, D. L., Aavik, K., Hearn, J. & Thym, A. (2023). Men, masculinities, and leaderships: Emerging issues (1ed.). In: Sherylle J. Tan; Lisa DeFrank-Cole (Ed.), A Research Agenda for Gender and Leadership: (pp. 87-106). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Men, masculinities, and leaderships: Emerging issues
2023 (English)In: A Research Agenda for Gender and Leadership / [ed] Sherylle J. Tan; Lisa DeFrank-Cole, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023, 1, p. 87-106Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter argues that combining recent work in critical studies on men and masculinities (CSMM) with critical leadership studies (CLS) has the potential to open up important new research agendas in the broad area of gender and leadership and more particularly in relation to men, masculinities, and leadership. Its starting point is Collinson and Hearn’s 1994 Gender, Work & Organization article, “Naming men as men: Implications for work, organizations and management. ”Collinson and Hearn sought to make the gendered social category of men explicit in studying work, organizations, and management. This involved interrogating debates on patriarchies and multiple masculinities, as well as analytical questions around exclusion, differences, meaning, and power. The relevance of these issues was discussed in relation to (material) discourses of masculinity in management: paternalism, authoritarianism, entrepreneurialism, informalism, careerism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023 Edition: 1
Keywords
men, masculinities, leadership, environmentalism, gender, management, critical studies on men and masculinities, critical leadership studies
National Category
Sociology Gender Studies Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography; Sociology; Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109658 (URN)A Research Agenda for Gender and Leadership (PubMedID)9781800883819 (ISBN)9781800883826 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-11-11 Created: 2023-11-11 Last updated: 2023-11-13Bibliographically approved
Aktas, O., Collinson, D. L., Hearn, J. & Sünbüloğlu, N. Y. (2023). Men, masculinities and military organizations (1ed.). In: Jeff Hearn; Kadri Aavik; David L. Collinson; Anika Thym (Ed.), Routledge Handbook on Men, Masculinities and Organizations: Theories, Practices and Futures of Organizing (pp. 262-275). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Men, masculinities and military organizations
2023 (English)In: Routledge Handbook on Men, Masculinities and Organizations: Theories, Practices and Futures of Organizing / [ed] Jeff Hearn; Kadri Aavik; David L. Collinson; Anika Thym, London: Routledge, 2023, 1, p. 262-275Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Militaries and militarism are among the most obviously gendered of all organizational activities. The military is also one of the clearest arenas of social power, violence and killing in their many guises. Military matters are urgent, powerful and lethal. The ways armies and those in them are organized and act are literally questions of life and death for all concerned. This chapter brings together studies on men and masculinities with those in the military and military organizations. Men, militarism and the military are historically, profoundly and blatantly interconnected. These interconnections have often either been simply accepted or it has gone unnoticed that these military persons are largely men. Indeed, many, though not all, armies and other fighting forces of the world have been and still are armies composed mainly of men, young men and boys. Those engaged in active combat and direct fighting in wars are often young men and boys. In the chapter, we address the place of men and masculinities in some key organizational issues in military organization and militarism, most notably recruitment, hierarchies and segregations, disability and veterans, and the impacts of these organizations on civilians, before concluding remarks on wider processes and impacts, on research, scientific and technological organizations, on international relations and geopolitics, and on the environment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2023 Edition: 1
Keywords
men, masculinities, organizations, organizing, military, militarism, critical studies on men and masculinities
National Category
Sociology Gender Studies
Research subject
Sociology; Political Science; Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109669 (URN)2-s2.0-85176443731 (Scopus ID)9781003193579 (ISBN)9781032045153 (ISBN)9781032045160 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-11-12 Created: 2023-11-12 Last updated: 2023-12-14Bibliographically approved
Leontowitsch, M., Putnina, A., Andersson, M., Niemistö, C., Werny, R., Sjögren, H., . . . Krekula, C. (2023). Participatory action research on webs of caring in the digital age across four European countries. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults
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2023 (English)In: Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, ISSN 2044-1827Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The digital age requires people of all ages to communicate and organise their lives through digital technologies. The project EQualCare investigates how the growing population of older people living alone is managing this transition, how it shapes their (non-)digital social networks and what changes on a local level need to be brought about. This paper aims to give insight into the process of participatory action research (PAR) with older people in the community across four countries and reflects on experiences made by academic and co-researchers.

Design/methodology/approach: Following the emancipatory underpinnings of PAR, which aims to reduce inequalities through collaboration and co-design, EQualCare involved nine teams of co-researchers across Finland, Germany, Latvia and Sweden making older people the centre of policy development. Co-researchers were involved in formulating research aims, collecting data, reflecting on data, formulating and disseminating recommendations for local policy stakeholders.

Findings: Co-researchers’ motivation to invest considerable time and effort was driven by a desire to create a more equal future for older people living alone. Moreover, they were keen to involve marginalised older people and became frustrated when this proved difficult. Power dynamics played a role throughout the process but became productive as roles and responsibilities were renegotiated. Doing PAR with older people can be emotionally challenging for co-researchers when negative feelings around ageing are encountered.

Originality/value: The paper advances understanding on the process of PAR in ageing research by reflecting on the social, cultural and political contexts of doing PAR with diverse sets of older people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
West Yorkshire: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2023
Keywords
Reflection, Ageing, Co-creation, Older people, Power, Digital age, Participatory action research, Empowerment, Co-researchers
National Category
Social Work Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Social Medicine; Sociology; Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109663 (URN)10.1108/qaoa-03-2023-0020 (DOI)001087743000001 ()
Funder
Academy of Finland, 345025Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2020-01515
Note

This work was supported by Academy of Finland (345025); Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (16SV8701); Forskningsrådet om Hälsa, Arbetsliv och Välfärd (2020-01515); and Latvian Ministry of Education and Science and the European Development Fund (1.1.1.5/17/I/002). In Latvia the project was supported by the European Union fund “Growth and employment” Action program 1.1.1. of the specific support objective “To increase the research and innovative capacity of Latvian scientific institutions and the ability to attract external funding by investing in human resources and infrastructure” 1.1.1.5., co-financed by the “Support for international cooperation projects in research and innovation” program initiative project “Alone but connected? Digital (in)equalities in care work and generational relationships among older people living alone (EQUalCare)”. Project contract no. 23-11.17e/21/201.

Available from: 2023-11-11 Created: 2023-11-11 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
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