The Future of Men. Men, Masculinities and Gender Equality

AnaLize - Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies, Issue 12/2019

Issue editor: Frank Elbers, independent researcher, visiting fellow at the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World, Lebanese American University, Beirut

The past decades have witnessed a paradigm shift towards a recognition not only of men as gendered beings, but also of a plurality of masculinities. The new interdisciplinary field of men’s studies puts the particular instead of the universal male subject into focus. It conceives of masculinity as an intersectional category interlocked with other categories, such as race, ethnicity, class, age or sexuality. At the same time, there has been a growing recognition that gender equality cannot be achieved without men and boys. Gender inequalities are embedded in a multidimensional structure of relationships between women and men that operated at every level of the human experience – from economic arrangements, culture and the state to interpersonal relationships and individual emotions. Moving towards a gender-equal society involves profound institutional change as well as change in everyday life and individual behaviour. Making progress towards this goal requires widespread support, including significant support from men and boys. This, in turn, requires further research and evidence about the changing social construction of masculinities.

This issue of AnAlize is designed to explore and advance recent theoretical developments and empirical findings in the study of men and masculinities and how they relate to gender equality. We welcome manuscript proposals from multiple disciplines (sociology, anthropology, media studies, health sciences, pedagogical sciences, psychology, history, men’s studies, etc.) discussing men and masculinities. These can include explorations of themes, topics and questions such as (but not limited to):

  • the historical construction and dissemination of culturally specific ideals of masculinity; - the role of violence and sexuality for the construction of what R.W. Connell defined as “hegemonic masculinity”;
  • the functions of representations of “hyper-masculinity” in culturally and historically specific contexts;
  • international, regional and national discourses on engaging men and boys in gender equality programming and its underlying evidence base;
  • men, masculinity and sexual and gender-based violence;
  • men, fatherhood and caregiving;
  • the critical possibilities and/or limits of theories of intersectionality, affect, and the body for the study of masculinities;
  • (de- or re-)constructions of masculinity in culture – literature, film, theater, dance, visual art – popular culture, and the media;
  • how does the contemporary “crisis of masculinity” resonate in political and social discourses as well as in cultural productions;
  • case studies on engaging men and boys in the fields of sexual and reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS;
  • new forms of sexism (neo-sexism, modern sexism, ambivalent sexism) and men’s role in promoting them;
  • men, masculinity, sexuality (re)defined by new technologies of the body and mind;
  • theoretical reflections and case studies that address the pedagogical, conceptual and political dimensions of teaching and learning about gender and masculinities.

Submission deadline: 31 March 2019

Information for Authors

  1. The manuscript should be original and not published previously. Authors will be requested to sign the Acceptance of Responsibility before publication of the accepted article.
  2. Submitted manuscripts should be written in academic English of international standard in order to be considered for review.
  3. Manuscripts may be 5,000 – 8,000 words. They must include abstract (maximum 300 words), summary in English (maximum 500 words), keywords (maximum 5) and the author's short biography, current affiliation and official email address.
  4. The manuscript should be in MS Word format, submitted as an email attachment to our email address (contactanalize-journalro). The document must be set at the A4 paper size standard. The document (including the notes and bibliography) will be 1.5- spaced with 2.5 cm margins on all sides. A 12-point standard font such as Times New Roman should be used for all text, including headings, notes and bibliography.
  5. Submissions should conform to the notes and bibliography version of The Chicago Manual of Style (
  6. Language revision (if possible by a professional) is strongly encouraged as the Journal has no adequate human resources for this specific task. Manuscripts may be rejected before entering the peer review if the general level of English is not satisfactory.
  7. The journal is committed to a double-blind reviewing policy according to which the identity of both the reviewer and author is always unknown for both parties.
  8. Manuscripts should be sent at: contactanalize-journalro, with the subject Art_Submission_nr12_LastName_Country



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