Call for Book Chapters: "Men and Masculinities in the Global South: A Southern Perspective"

Since the late 1970s and the early 80s, Masculinities Studies, an interdisciplinary subfield of gender studies, has expanded to global proportions bringing novel research and scholarship from social sciences and humanities. The most important research in the field has been predominantly in the Global North, mainly in wealthy and powerful countries such as the USA, UK, Australia and Scandinavian region. 

Although Masculinities Studies have also flourished in the Global South, most southern research in this field remains unknown to the rest of the world, mainly due to language barriers, lack of incentive in publications and lack of interaction with scholars and publishers of the Global North. In other words, research and scholarship from the southern hemisphere barely circulate in the Global North; and those that do, are mostly written/interpreted from a northern point of view. 

The main objective of this book project is to bring together native/global south authors working in the field of masculinities, with empirical and theoretical research, in the humanities and social sciences. The project will excel in bringing together a varied range of methodologies and theories that express works that open other paradigms beyond the long known and exalted theories of the Global North. Principally, the aim is to create a climate of exchange of knowledge, bringing us closer to research and the creation of new theories from our regions, at present little, or even unknown.     

A variety of contributions are important and will render this book more effective. Therefore, practitioners, activists, writers, scholars, graduate students are invited to submit papers. 

Provisional Content
Topics can include, but are not limited to the following:
1.    Theoretical / methodological approaches 
2.    Antifeminist/macho masculinities 
3.    Black/white/gay/bisexual/travesti/trans masculinities 
4.    Migrant /immigrant/diaspora masculinities 
5.    Homosociality/ camaraderie 
6.    Masculinities in Brazilian Capoeira 
7.    Male sex workers/michês 
8.    Male physical contact 
9.    Masculinities and violence/domestic violence  
10.    Clerical Masculinities 
11.    Masculinities in caring Professions/prisons/schools /business organizations  
12.    Masculinity in gay saunas/HIV/AIDS   
13.    Masculinities in sports 
14.    Asian/Latino Masculinities 
15.    Masculinity and Health literacy/illiteracy  
16.    Masculinity, cooking, food and household 
17.    Masculinities in photography/art/advertisement/social media 
18.    Doing masculinities during COVI-19 outbreak

Chapter Proposal Submission 
Please submit an abstract no longer than 500 words in English to Dr. José Loureiro (volume editor) by January 10, 2022. It should be in Times New Roman font in 12-point size, 1.5 line spacing with justified alignment and five keywords. The proposal should also include a brief biographical note and provisional bibliography. Complete chapter lengths should be between 6000-8000 words. 
All inquiries should be sent directly to Dr. José Loureiro via email at

Important Dates
Proposal Submission Deadline: January 10, 2022
Acceptance of abstracts sent out: January 31, 2022
Manuscript submission: May 10, 2022

This proposal is due on January 10th 2022.

Page last updated on December 9th 2021. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.