How globalization changes masculinities, and reshapes men’s lives is the topic of the Nov. 20 discussion “Globalization and its Mal(e)contents: Class, Race, and Gender After 9/11,” part of the Fisher Center lecture series.
November 12, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—As a sociologist and author at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Michael Kimmel has been at the forefront of pro-feminist perspectives on men’s lives, and has brought his perspective to the Colleges campus on previous visits. Kimmel will give “Globalization and its Mal(e)contents: Class, Race, and Gender After 9/11” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Geneva Room on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. The following morning there will be a roundtable discussion at 8:45 a.m. in the Fisher Center, Demarest Hall Room 212.
Kimmel's talk will be concerned with how globalization changes masculinities, transforming local articulations of domestic and public patriarchy and reshaping men’s lives. Building on his recent work examining the gendered moral and political economy of terrorism, Kimmel redirects his profeminist perspective to the wide-ranging production of masculine mal(e)content in a world increasingly brought together through the processes of globalization. His extensive scholarship on the history of masculinity and of the politics of manhood includes “Manhood in America: A Cultural History” (1996) and “Men’s Lives” (with Michael Messner, 1989). His most recent book is “The Gendered Society” (2000).
Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men lectures and seminars provide a forum for students, faculty and community members to explore gender issues. The Center, founded with a $1 million gift from Emily and Richard Fisher, whose son Alexander graduated from Hobart College in 1993, seeks to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary gender issues. More information on this series can be found at http://www.hws.edu/academics/community/fishercenter/index.asp.