Masculinity, Labour, and Neoliberalism

Working-Class Men in International Perspective

  • Charlie Walker
  • Steven Roberts

Part of the Global Masculinities book series (GLMAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Charlie Walker, Steven Roberts
    Pages 1-28
  3. Steve Robertson, Brendan Gough, Mark Robinson
    Pages 311-334
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 335-338

About this book


This book explores the ways in which neoliberal capitalism has reshaped the lives of working-class men around the world. It focuses on the effects of employment change and of new forms of governmentality on men’s experiences of both public and private life. The book presents a range of international studies—from the US, UK, and Australia to Western and Northern Europe, Russia, and Nigeria—that move beyond discourses positing a ‘masculinity crisis’ or pathologizing working-class men. Instead, the authors look at the active ways men have dealt with forms of economic and symbolic marginalization and the barriers they have faced in doing so. While the focus of the volume is employment change, it covers a range of topics from consumption and leisure to education and family. 


Neoliberalism Masculinity Working class Employment Training Family Male Identity working-class men economic marginalization symbolic marginalization masculinity crisis consumerism consumption provider role postindustrial blue-collar work Neoliberal Production Regimes gender roles unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Charlie Walker
    • 1
  • Steven Roberts
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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