Introduction: Unsustainable institutions of men: Transnational dispersed centres and immanent contradictions

Jeff Hearn, Marina Hughson, Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila

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In the scholarly, political and policy communities engaged in critical discussions on men and masculinities there has been a gradual move from talking about the local to a much broader view. The contributions explore the links between domination as exercised by men throughout historical and present-day manifestations in national and transnational realms. The fact that men are dominating centres of power is both the cause and the consequence of long established, global patriarchal patterns of men and masculinity, expressed in hierarchies, oligarchies, plutocracies, competitions, and exclusions. The impact analysis of young men’s socialization through and by trans/national elites gathered around football is still missing; what such dynamics mean for men and masculinity is only starting to be explored. Human society is once again being subjugated to ‘higher goals’, which in reality can easily turn into the new totalitarianisms. The chapter also presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in this book.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnsustainable Institutions of Men
Subtitle of host publicationTransnational Dispersed Centres, Gender Power, Contradictions
EditorsJeff Hearn, Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila, Marina Hughson
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781351606226, 97813115107141
ISBN (Print)9781138093003, 9780367582128
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Feminisdt Studies and Intersectionality


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