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Masculinities and geography, moving forward: men's bodies, emotions and spiritualities

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Peter Hopkins



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Routledge, 2019.

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Geographical work on men and masculinities has expanded and diversified since the 1990s. Gender, Place and Culture has been, and continues to be, a significant outlet for this research. Geographies of masculinities now range across diverse sub-fields of social, cultural, economic, health, post-colonial, urban and rural geographies. We provide a brief overview of this scope, including the expansion of geographies of masculinities beyond the Anglo-American sphere. We then focus on two vibrant fields of research on geographies of men and masculinities, which cut across the various sub-fields of the discipline: men's embodied and emotional geographies, and their experiences in relation to religion, faith and spirituality. We discuss these fields, suggesting further productive developments for geographies of masculinities, which include work on the body and wellbeing, body size, male care giving, men's experiences in diverse faith communities, and men and alternative spiritualities. Ongoing development of geographical work on men and masculinities is important for helping to contest patriarchal structures and knowledge production.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Hopkins P, Gorman-Murray A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Gender, Place and Culture

Year: 2019

Volume: 26

Issue: 3

Pages: 301-314

Print publication date: 01/03/2019

Online publication date: 12/06/2019

Acceptance date: 14/10/2018

Date deposited: 14/10/2018

ISSN (print): 0966-369X

ISSN (electronic): 1360-0524

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2018.1552560


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