Across Europe we are witnessing a series of events that are drawing upon representations of men and masculinity that are rupturing the social fabric of everyday life. For example, media reports of social unrest, misogynous hate crime, religious extremism, drug trafficking and political Far Right mobilization often have been at the centre of the discussion the figure of the apathetic, disenchanted, socially excluded young man.

Marginalized Masculinities explores how men in precarious positions in different countries and social contexts understand and experience their masculinities, focusing on men who are viewed as being marginal in a range of fields in society including the family, work, the media and school. By focusing on atypical or marginal masculinities in each subfield, Haywood and Johansson provide an informed understanding of what it means to experience marginalization. Indeed, within this enlightening volume the chapters engage with the issue of whether it is necessary to name ‘a’ dominant masculinity in order to make sense of and understand the nature of marginalized masculinity.

This insightful title will be of interest to researchers, undergraduates and postgraduates interested in fields such as Gender Studies, International Studies, Comparative Studies and Men Studies.

chapter |18 pages


ByChris Haywood, Thomas Johansson

part I|30 pages

Crisis, Risk and Socialization

chapter 1|13 pages

Becoming a “Real Boy”

Constructions of Boyness in Early Childhood Education
ByAnette Hellman, Ylva Odenbring

chapter 2|15 pages

Being at Risk or Being a Risk?

Marginalized Masculinity in Contemporary Social Work
ByMarcus Herz

part II|66 pages

Transformations of Work and Unemployment

chapter 3|16 pages

‘Crack in the Ice’

Marginalization of Young Men in Contemporary Urban Greenland
ByFirouz Gaini

part III|40 pages

Marginalization, Bodies and Identity

chapter 7|22 pages

Derailed Self-constructions

Marginalization and Self-construction in Young Boys’ Accounts of Well-being
ByNiels Ulrik Sørensen, Jens Christian Nielsen

chapter 8|16 pages

Doped Manhood

Negotiating Fitness Doping and Masculinity in an Online Community
ByJesper Andreasson, Thomas Johansson

part IV|33 pages

Rethinking Marginalization

chapter 9|13 pages

Epistemologies of Difference

Masculinity, Marginalisation and Young British Muslim Men
ByMairtin Mac an Ghaill, Chris Haywood

chapter 10|18 pages

Marginalized Adult Ethnic Minority Men in Denmark

The Case of Aalborg East
ByAnn-Dorte Christensen, Jeppe Fuglsang Larsen, Sune Qvotrup Jensen

chapter |7 pages


ByThomas Johansson, Chris Haywood