Young men navigating contemporary masculinities

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This book explores navigations of contemporary masculinities amongst young, advantaged men living in Australia and Germany. Taking an intersectional approach, the book argues that more open, egalitarian forms of masculinity, such as caring masculinities, are fostered by marginalised groups. Elliott investigates ways in which privileged men can move towards this openness alongside ongoing expressions of more traditional or regressive masculinity. Drawing on interviews, the book explores these navigations and the ways in which they are bound up with themes such as work, mobility, relationships, the privileges and pressures of masculinities, and the contradictions and difficulties of masculinities under neoliberalism. What is revealed is the need for change at individual, collective and structural levels, with care and openness amongst men as a means of achieving this change.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages206
ISBN (Electronic)9783030363956
ISBN (Print)9783030363949
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameGenders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

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Elliott, K. (2020). Young men navigating contemporary masculinities. (Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences). Palgrave Macmillan.