Qualitative Research Journal: Volume 14 Issue 1


Table of contents - Special Issue: Approaches to researching masculinities

The study of masculinities

Raewyn Connell

– The purpose of this paper is to review the development of the field of knowledge about masculinities, and particularly to show the need for post-colonial perspectives.


Deciphering men: reading the masculine in Modern Family

David Buchbinder

The growing public anxiety towards the end of the twentieth century that men were “in crisis” was articulated in popular-cultural texts. The purpose of this paper is to examine…


Affect and the history of masculinities

Chris Brickell

Many scholarly disciplines are currently engaged in a turn to affect, paying close attention to emotion, feeling and sensation. The purpose of this paper is to locate affect in…

Masculinist method: a cautionary tale

Jodi Kaufmann

This is a cautionary tale. In previous research on male-to-female transsexuals, the author's analysis was too knowing, detached, and full of authorial superiority. In other words…

Researching masculinities, narrating sexual difference

Jennifer Germon

The purpose of this paper is to engage with a foundational gendered imaginary in Western medical and popular discourse regarding fetal sexual development. It is an imaginary that…

The ethics of nobody I know: gender and the politics of description

Timothy Laurie

This paper aims to bring together feminist philosophy, phenomenology, and masculinity studies to consider the gendered formation of ethical practices, focusing on the construction…

Across intergenerational masculinities: straight divisions, gay multiplications

Ian Davis, Mark Vicars

The purpose of this paper is to present two examples how stories and storying can be utilised to excavate forgotten points and junctures that result as fundamental episodes in the…

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