Conference on ‘troubling men’

Published: 19 January 2007

Leading masculinity experts will address a conference entitled ‘Troubling’ Men: Identities, Diversities & Practices, to be held on April 3 at the University of Bradford.

The event will address a range of questions relevant to fathers today:

  • What is going on in contemporary men’s lives?
  • How do they see themselves?
  • How well equipped are they to negotiate changing times?
  • How do divisions in relation to class, ethnicity, age and sexuality matter in individual men’s lives?
  • What kinds of policies and practices do we need to encourage and develop to support men and boys?

At the conference the new research unit at Bradford (Research Unit Men and Masculinities) will launch, and delegates will have the opportunity for dialogue with researchers, policy makers, practitioners and students about these and related issues.

Speakers will include Jeff Hearn, Professor of Sociology University of Huddersfield, Linköping University, and Swedish School of Economics, Helsinki; Brid Featherstone, Professor of Social Work, University of Bradford; and Claire Alexander, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, London School of Economics. 

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