Masculinities in a Global Era

  • Joseph Gelfer

Part of the International and Cultural Psychology book series (ICUP, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Joseph Gelfer
    Pages 1-13
  3. Theoretical Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Cormac Ó. Beaglaoich, Kiran M. Sarma, Todd G. Morrison
      Pages 17-51
  4. Masculinity and Stability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Pam Nilan, Argyo Demartoto, Agung Wibowo
      Pages 69-84
    3. Donald A. Saucier, Jessica L. McManus
      Pages 85-99
  5. Masculinity Under Negotiation

  6. Sexuality

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 265-277

About this book


The ongoing movement toward globalization challenges us to reconsider issues of individual identity. Are we evolving into citizens of the world? How crucial is nationality? And for men, what does it now mean to be male?

Diverse answers to this provocative question are analyzed in Masculinities in a Global Era in its theoretical models, study findings, and compelling examples.

Multiple dynamics are displayed in these chapters--gender and sexuality, tradition and change, local and global, East and West--as male identity is defined as a work in progress in locations as disparate as Ireland and Indonesia. Contributors analyze the larger paradoxes and ambiguities of studying masculinity and globalization, and of the gender contexts of globalization as a social phenomenon. As a volume, the perspective is multinational, multiracial, sexually inclusive, and optimistic about globalization as a positive transformative force. Among the featured topics: 

  • Examining individual differences in masculine honor beliefs.
  • Bengali men and the transnational middle class in India.
  • Fluid masculinities: the case of Bahrain.
  • Gendered cultured citizenship in male emancipation projects in the Netherlands.
  • Hypospadias, the "Bathroom Panopticon."
  • Transgender identity and acceptance: the Muxes of Juchitan, Mexico. 

Crossing myriad domains much like globalization itself, Masculinities in a Global Era is a thoughtful reference for researchers in a variety of disciplines, including cross-cultural studies, gender studies, sexuality, sociology, and developmental and cross-cultural psychology.


Bengali Men Citizenship in Male Emancipation Projects Javanese Sex Workers in South Bali Muslim men Muxes of Juchitán Taiwanese Masculine Identities Transgender Identity Transnational Middle Class in India diversity of men gender roles masculine honor beliefs masculine identity masculinities and globalization men's rights problem of patriarchy queer identity social context and masculinities

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Gelfer
    • 1
  1. 1.MCD University of DivinityMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6930-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6931-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0455
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