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The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities is an interdisciplinary and international culmination of the growth of men's studies that also offers insight about future directions for the field. The Handbook provides a broad view of masculinities primarily across the social sciences, with the inclusion of important debates in some areas of the humanities and natural sciences. The various approaches presented in this Handbook range across different disciplines, theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and conceptualizations in relation to the topic of men. Editors Michael S. Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, and Robert W. Connell have assembled an esteemed group of contributors who are among the best-known experts in their particular fields.

Chapter 9: Men, Masculinities, and “Europe”

Men, Masculinities, and “Europe”
Men, masculinities, and “Europe”
Critical Research on Men in Europe (CROME):
IrinaNovikova, KeithPringle, JeffHearn, UrsulaMueller, ElzbietaOleksy, EmmiLattu, JannaChernova, HarryFerguson, Øystein GullvågHolter, VoldemarKolga, EivindOlsvik, TeemuTallberg, CarmineVentimiglia

In this chapter, we provide a broad view of the dynamic changes that seem to be occurring in Europe in relation to men and men's practices. This is an especially interesting and, from feminist and profeminist points of view, a rather anxious time to be surveying the European field. In particular, as we will demonstrate, the momentum of an enlarging European Union (EU) and of a broadening NATO alliance is pushing forward crucial changes of emphasis in dominant relations of power associated with issues of gender in both Eastern and Western parts of Europe—changes that generate oppressive and hegemonic ...

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