19 November: Keynote by Jeff Hearn


Patriarchal Entrenchments and Transformative Possibilities

Friday, 19 November 2021
7.15 pm

Location: zoom
Registration: roan.schmid@unibas.ch until 17 November
More information: Flyer

In this session, Jeff Hearn will introduce what Hearn sees as some important theoretical elements in studying, analyzing and changing men and masculinities. Hearn will then go on to discuss some of the diverse, and even polarizing, tendencies that affect and construct men and masculinities, and are enacted by men and masculinities. At this historical time, there seem to be profound, contradictory tendencies and forces upon men and masculinities: on one hand, the entrenchment and intensification of patriarchal, anti-feminist politics and practices, as, for example, in far right politics and misogynist organizing online; on the other hand, there are more signs than ever for transformative possibilities, as, for example, in dissatisfaction with narrow work orientations, greater concerns for care, and acknowledgements of vulnerabilities. The contradictions of patriarchal relations are becoming clearer and even more urgent – in science, art, personal everyday life, politics, and globally.

Jeff Hearn is currently Professor Emeritus, and Research Director at The GODESS (Gender, Organisation, Diversity, Equality and Social Sustainability) Institute at the Hanken School of Economics in Finland, Professor of Sociology at the University of Huddersfield in the UK, and Senior Professor in Gender Studies at the Örebro University in Sweden. 

This keynote is part of the Artistic-scientific symposium Transforming Masculinities. A cooperation between the doctoral program of the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Basel, the interuniversity PhD program Gender Studies CH, the Kaserne Basel and The Art of Intervention.

Picture: Jeff Hearn