Men up North

Updated: Nov 27, 2021

Event type: Symposium

When: 29 June, 2019 ; 10-15:00

Where: Sheffield Hallam University, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB


The institutionalisation of white masculinity as an organisational ideal, fear, shame, blame and denial’.

Talking to the thematic of whiteness, power and positioning in our understandings of contemporary masculinity, I consider the way that masculine ideals are articulated through intersecting relations of race, class, sexuality and generation which come together to produce normative whiteness as an institutional ideal. This is an institutional ideal which is damaging for all institutional actors in its upholding of racist relations of domination and subordination. It creates toxic institutional cultures where shame, blame and fear frame men's and women's working lives.

Because this is an institutional ideal that is collectively created through the dynamic relations between multiple differently positioned women and men, we can see avenues through which these relations can be changed.

This is a filmed contribution the video is available here

Information is available about the Men up North initiative here

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