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(cfp) ‘Doing Sex: Men, Masculinity and Sexual Practices’ Janeiro 25, 2017

Posted by paulo jorge vieira in academia, geografias das sexualidades, geographies of sexualities, queer theory, sexualidades e géneros, Uncategorized.
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Call for Papers
Doing Sex: Men, Masculinity and Sexual Practices’ Conference
Newcastle University, United Kingdom
July 14-15, 2017
Submission Deadline: February 6th 2017


This colloquium aims to bring together the study of sexual practices and desires and critical studies of men and masculinities. We are explicitly interested in returning to some of the provocations of sexology in the twentieth century to think through men’s sexuality today. For Kinsey there is an inherent paradox in “man’s absorbing interest in sex and his astounding ignorance of it; his desire to know and his unwillingness to face the facts.” Whilst we can see some of the failings and problematics in Kinsey, Masters & Johnson, and other Sexologists, it is critical to reflect not simply as criticism of these, but also of what they are suggestive and enlightening.


Today, nearly seventy years after the publication of Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, after the sexual revolution, after the censorship trials, after the rise of feminism, queer theory, increased visibility of trans* and genderqueer identities, and LGBT activism, we wish to ask: what are men doing sexually? Men’s sexual practices, more often than not, are pathologized, diagnosed, managed, treated. Whilst productive and valuable work has been undertaken in the areas of rape culture and sexual violence, this symposium aims to explore the diversity and scope of male sexual practices. More specifically, current discussions on masculinity and sexuality tend to marginalize the fear, the excitement, the shame, the pleasure and the embarrassment that men experience when doing sex. This symposium addresses this by focusing on men doing sex.


For more information see: https://doingsexconference.wordpress.com/


(cfp) Masculinities, sexualities and place: exploring contested intersections Setembro 24, 2015

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Masculinities, sexualities and place: exploring contested intersections

AAG Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 29 – April 2, 2016

Carl Bonner-Thompson and Peter Hopkins

School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University, UK

Gender and sexualities scholarship has highlighted that masculinities and sexualities are not mutually exclusive, and instead inform the performance, construction and understanding of one another (Butler, 1990; Connell, 1995). This complex interrelationship is inherently spatial, with the production of masculine and sexualised subjectivities shifting across space (and time) (Berg and Longhurst, 2003; Gorman-Murray and Hopkins, 2014). Geographers have developed a sophisticated understanding of both masculinities and sexualities, however, the intersections between them remaining relatively underexplored and ‘unmapped’ (notable exceptions include Brown et al, 2014; Gibson, 2013; Gorman-Murray, 2013; Lewis, 2014). Exploring intersections of masculinities with gay, bisexual, trans, queer and heterosexual subjectivities and embodiments may offer useful ways forward in terms of appreciating the ways alternative masculine subjectivities can be co-produced, and how they may enable a reworking of gendered and sexualised hierarchies.

In this session, we provide a forum to explore debates around the geographies of masculinities and sexualities, including the multiple and ever-changing ways they intersect. Thinking through the spatial productions of gendered and sexualised subjectivities, we are interested in papers that draw attention to processes of embodiment, materiality, desire and normativity. We invite papers from any field of human geography (and beyond), in particular those that draw upon geographies of sexualities and feminist and queer geographies. Papers could explore – but are by no means limited to – the following themes:

  • Queering masculinities
  • Effeminacy/effeminophobia and men
  • Body shape/size
  • Emotional geographies, masculinities and sexualities
  • Masculinities and sexualities across online dating and hook-ups apps
  • Critical engagement with processes of gendered homonormativity
  • Intersections of desire, sexuality and gender
  • Masculinities and non-heterosexual night time economies
  • Masculinities and heterosexuality
  • Intersections of ethnicity, race, class, sexualities and masculinities
  • Hegemonic masculinities and sexualities
  • Homophobia, lgbtq violence and masculinities
  • Trans geographies and masculinities
  • Methodological challenges when researching masculinities and sexualities
  • Masculinities and sexualities research from, in and of the Global South

Please submit a title and abstract of not more than 250 words to c.a.b.thompson@ncl.ac.uk by 15th October 2015.

os espaços da masculinidade Junho 17, 2013

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A revista “Géographie et Cultures” lançou recentemente um número dedicado à investigação geográfica sobre masculinidades que deixo aqui como forma de partilhar uma área de conhecimento relativamente recente na investigação geográfica mas que me parece particularmente fascinante e que me tem vindo a perseguir ao longo dos últimos anos.


Les espaces des masculinités

Sous la direction de Charlotte Prieur et Louis Dupont


L’étude des masculinités est récente dans les sciences sociales. Elle l’est encore plus en géographie. Ce constat ne remet cependant pas en cause sa pertinence. Sa généalogie permet de tirer le fil qui est lié historiquement, épistémologiquement et politiquement à l’ensemble de ce que l’on appelle aujourd’hui « la géographie des sexes, genres et sexualités ». Le positionnement scientifique de cette géographie est simple : les lieux n’ont de sens que parce que des corps s’y trouvent. Or ces corps sont l’expression de personnes « genrées » et sexuées dont les relations sociales qui les font interagir incluent la sexualité, quand ce n’est pas cette dernière qui conditionnent les relations sociales. L’étude de la masculinité, puis des masculinités, partagent les débats et les enjeux qui traversent ces thématiques et ces méthodologies de recherche. Un de ces enjeux concerne la production même de la connaissance : la géographie est-elle masculine ? Un autre concerne la production même de la masculinité : elle n’est pas une mais pluriel et ne relève pas que d’un sexe, mais d’un rapport entre les sexes. Un troisième soulève la question du pouvoir et de la domination, d’un genre sur l’autre, d’un sexe sur l’autre, d’une sexualité sur l’autre, dans et par l’espace.


  • Charlotte Prieur et Louis Dupont


Les masculinités dans tous leurs espaces

Studying the places and spaces of masculinities in geography

  • Charlotte Prieur et Louis Dupont

État de l’art

Géographies et masculinités

Geographies and masculinities: a review

  • Anne Jégou, Antoine Chabrol et Édouard de Bélizal

Rapports genrés au terrain en géographie physique

Gender and field work in physical geography

  • Stéphane Leroy

« Tu cherches quelque chose ? »

Ethnogéographie de la drague et des relations sexuelles entre hommes dans le Bois de Vincennes

“Are you looking for something?” Ethnogeography of cruising and sexual intercourse between men in the Vincennes Woods, Paris

  • Gwénola Ricordeau et Olivier Milhaud


Espaces du sexe et sexualisation des espaces

Prisons: spaces of sex and sexualization of spaces

  • Nicolas Boivin

Territoires hédonistes du sexe

Pour une géographie des subjectivations

Sex’s hedonistic territories: to a subjective geography

  • Charlotte Prieur

Luc Provost présente Mado


May I introduce you to Mado? By Luc Provost

  • Karine Duplan

Les géographies des sexualités et la géographie française peuvent-elles faire bon ménage ?

Une revue critique des géographies des sexualités anglophones

French geography and geographies of sexualities: how do they match? A critical review of the Anglo-American geographies of sexualities