Jeff Hearn

Jeff Hearn
Hanken Schoolof Economics/University of Huddersfield · 1. Management and Organisation/ 2. Sociology

PhD (Brad.), MA (Oxon.), MA (Leeds), PGDipTP (Ox.Br.), FAcSS, Hon PhD (Lund)

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Introduction
Senior Professor, Human Geog, Örebro Univ, Sweden; Professor of Sociology, Univ of Huddersfield, UK; Professor Emeritus. Hanken School of Economics, Finland; Rethinking Transnational Men co-ed Routledge 2013; Men of the World, Sage 2015; Engaging Youth in Activism, Research & Pedagogical Praxis co-ed 2018; Unsustainable Institutions of Men, co-ed, 2019; Age at Work, + W Parkin 2021; Knowledge, Power & Young Sexualities + T Shefer 2022; Digital Gender-Sexual Violations + M Hall & R Lewis 2022
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January 2022 - August 2022
Örebro University
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  • Senior Professor Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
May 2013 - October 2016
Örebro University
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  • Guest Faculty Research Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
May 2005 - April 2013
Linköping University
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  • Professor (Full)

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In this paper, we examine the nature and limits of violence by way of a comparison of the physical violence and online violation, in terms of their form, structure and effects. We explore similarities and dissimilarities in what precedes the event, perpetrator intentions and motivations, the forms and types of violence, the medium through which the...
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This paper critically interrogates the usefulness of the concept of violence regimes for social politics, social analysis, and social theory. In the first case, violence regimes address and inform politics and policy, that is, social politics, both around various forms of violence, such as gender-based violence, violence against women, anti-lesbian...
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In recent years, there has been a rise in portrayals of greying protagonists in popular fiction, often featuring older people in humorous and heart-warming stories. An emerging genre within this literature is the “geezer and grump lit”, a genre where older people are active protagonists, and while often portrayed as grumpy “’usually turn out to hav...
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This article considers some key aspects of patriarchy and violence and the relationship between patriarchy and violence. It notes that the concept of patriarchy is necessary to understand violence. It encourages the reader to think broadly in terms of the meanings and mechanisms of violence, and in terms of its locations, as well as the links betwe...
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This article derives from considering the interrelations of two sets of long-term international work: that on interdisciplinary crisis studies and that on critical studies on men and masculinities. More specifically, it interrogates the place and potential of crisis and crises in the politics and problematics of men and masculinities, including how...
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The Reader Collective Memory-Work is meant to foster further exchange about Collective Memory-Work, its use and usefulness, methodological questions, aspects of its adaptation/s, critical elements found in CMW, exemplary applications in various fields of practice and research. Included in the Reader are: first-time English translations of texts by...
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Through the latter half of the twentieth century, the commodification of men’s lifestyles has grown apace, such that men’s lifestyles in the global North are routinely sold for the various ways they present alternative forms of masculinity. Simultaneously, men’s growing participation in the service sector, as well as an emphasis on cultures of care...
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Is ecological sensitivity sufficient for revolutionising gender relations? Are eco-communities sites from where new masculinities can arise that are truly caring towards nature as well as women, other men and further genders? Could eco-villages be hatcheries of “ecological masculinity”? We present Estonian men eco-communards’ “gender-neutral holist...
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In this contribution, I consider some appreciative links and qualified connections between Raewyn Connell’s work and my own. In particular, I use the example of sport, a key area in the making of boys and young men in many parts of the world, with special reference to body, practice, and theoretical and empirical conceptualizations of masculinity.
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In this contribution, I consider some appreciative links and qualified connections between Raewyn Connell’s work and my own. In particular, I use the example of sport, a key area in the making of boys and young men in many parts of the world, with special reference to body, practice, and theoretical and empirical conceptualizations of masculinity.
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Measuring violence against women raises methodological questions, as well as the wider question of how to understand violence and locate it in relation to a societal context. This is all the more relevant given that measurement of violence against women in the EU has made an interesting phenomenon apparent, the so-called 'Nordic Paradox', whereby p...
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‘Upskirting’ is the action or practice of surreptitiously taking photographs or videos up a female’s skirt or dress. In the UK it is an offence. However, internationally, laws are uneven. Understanding how perpetrators account for their actions becomes an important question. Here we present the findings of our thematic analysis of posts on the ‘up...
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The aim of the article is to examine if and how the welfare state regime typology translates into a violence regime typology in a European context. It builds on the concept of violence regimes (Strid et al. 2017; Hearn et al. 2020) to empirically examine whether the production of interpersonal violence constitutes distinct regimes, and how these co...
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It is with tremendous sadness that I am writing of the death of Marina Hughson on 6 June 2020, following a short illness. Marina was a sociologist, feminist, International Sociological Association RC32 Member, Research Professor/Principal Researcher, the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research in Belgrade, Serbia, and Research Direct...
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It is with very great sadness that I write on the recent death on 17 June 2020 of David H. J. Morgan, Professor Emeritus in Sociology, University of Manchester. David taught at Manchester from 1964, and his major contributions led to the founding of the Morgan Centre for the Study of Everyday Lives there on his official retirement. He was President...
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Both more immediate and longer-term forms of emotion are highly relevant to researching on violence. This chapter discusses: how emotions can be important in organising research on violence; emotions in doing research the field, and in interviewing men on violence; the relations between the emotions of interviewees and the emotions of researchers;...
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This article investigates the gendered dynamics of motherhood and careers, as voiced by professionals in the knowledge-intensive business sector in Finland. It is informed by the CIAR-method through iterative, 81 in-depth interviews with 23 women and 19 men. Among the women respondents with no children, one child, or two children, three dominant fo...
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https://theconversation.com/trump-v-biden-a-duel-of-contrasting-masculinities-148300.......... The second and last US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was another round in a duel between two very distinct forms of masculinity. An excellent moderator, Kristen Welker, combined with rule changes that reduced the candidates’ abil...
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The International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) (https://www.ipsp.org/) was conceived around 2012 and early 2013, as a large independent non-governmental social science operation, paralleling in some ways IPCC. The idea was discussed at the “Think Global” conference May 2013 (https://penserglobal.hypotheses.org/35), and then officially started su...
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The International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) (https://www.ipsp.org/) was conceived around 2012 and early 2013, as a large independent non-governmental social science operation, paralleling in some ways IPCC. The idea was discussed at the “Think Global” conference May 2013 (https://penserglobal.hypotheses.org/35), and then officially started su...
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The striking image of a maskless Donald Trump standing defiantly on the White House balcony on his return from hospital exemplifies how so-called "strong leadership" continues to be associated with men and masculinity. Trump reinforced this masculine imagery by claiming to be "a warrior" who is "immune from the virus." In this ILA reflection, we qu...
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What happens when we focus primarily on violence as a central question—either within the gender regime approach or by making violence regime an approach in itself? The article first interrogates gender regimes theoretically and empirically through a focus on violence, and then develops violence regimes as a fruitful approach, conceptualizing violen...
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Purpose Privilege is often silent, invisible and not made explicit, and silence is a key question for theorizing on organizations. This paper examines interrelations between privilege and silence for relatively privileged professionals in high-intensity knowledge businesses (KIBs). Design/methodology/approach This paper draws on 112 interviews in...
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The aim of the article is to examine if and how the welfare state regime typology translates into a violence regime typology in a European context. It builds on the concept of violence regimes (Strid et al. 2017; Hearn et al. 2020) to empirically examine whether the production of interpersonal violence constitutes distinct regimes, and how these co...
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This chapter interrogates political masculinities as agents for change through the prism of absence, without the polis. Following an initial discussion of political masculinities in relation to, first, mainstream politics, and, then, feminism, possible changes in political masculinities formed through absence, and their implications for profeminist...
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In the world we live in today, the presence and claims of crisis abound – from climate change, financial and political crisis to depression, livelihoods and personal security crisis. There is a challenge to studying crisis due to the ways in which crisis as a notion, condition and experience refers to and operates at various societal levels. Furthe...
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In a recent issue of NOTA News (No. 82, July/August 2017), we wrote about “revenge pornography” (‘Pornography: Non-consensual, Vengeful, Online’). Here, we continue this discussion with a broader take on the impact of new technologies on violation, abuse and harassment.
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The importance and centrality of measuring direct physical violence in the measurement and analysis of violence is well recognized and widely debated (Walby et al., 2016). Physical violence is clearly of utmost importance, yet is not the whole story; indeed, some victims/survivors of ‘domestic violence’ and gendered interpersonal violence report no...
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Our purpose here is to review critically the roles of women and men as leaders, with particular reference to the assumptions that have been promoted, but are changing, within the literature and practice of leadership in the industrialized nations. In discussing this we are concerned not with women and men in biological terms, but rather with the so...
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This chapter focuses on academic professions. Some initial clarifications are made between the academic profession (as a whole), and specific disciplinary professions. Different combinations of such professions are found in different organizations, such as universities and research institutes. We move on to examine the gendered, aged and age-gender...
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Following introductory remarks on how the terms “masculinities” and “men” have been used differentially in recent critical studies on men and masculinities (CSMM), the article reviews some key aspects of CSMM - past, present and future. The diverse influences on CSMM have included various feminisms, gay studies, anti-imperialism, civil rights, anti...
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This article, celebrating 25 year of Gender, Work and Organization, reflects on some of the events that led to establishing the journal. It proceeds to consider the three central elements that have inspired the journal ‐ gender, work and organization ‐ and how they have become more problematic, perhaps much more problematic, over the lifetime of th...
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Violation by way of the distribution of sexual images or imagebased sexual abuse or non-consensual “pornography”, or more colloquially and simply, “revenge porn”, entail the online, at times offline, non-consensual distribution, or sharing, of explicit images of someone else for seeking revenge, entertainment or political motives. Although male ex-...
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Revenge pornography is the online, and at times offline, non-consensual distribution, or sharing, of explicit images by ex-partners, partners, others, or hackers seeking revenge or entertainment. In this article, we discursively analyse a selected range of electronic written texts accompanying explicit images posted by self-identified straight/gay/...
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Men's domination of the public domain is obvious, yet it is often ignored in social and political analyses. How do public men, in public patriarchies, come to exert such enormous power? How and why do men dominate in the public worlds of work, politics, sexuality, and culture? Jeff Hearn explores these questions and investigates how public worlds c...
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Rethinking Society for the 21st Century - by International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) July 2018
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Written evidence submitted to the House of Commons select committee: The Women and Equalities Committee ‘Sexual harassment of women and girls in public places inquiry’ by: Dr Matthew Hall & Professor Jeff Hearn
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Research on men and masculinities has been wide ranging and has raised important new issues about gendered dynamics in organizations, including cultures and countercultures on factory shopfloors; historical transformations of men and management in reproducing patriarchies; the relations of bureaucracy, men, and masculinities; management-labor relat...
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Revenge pornography (hereafter, revenge porn) is the online, sometimes offline, non-consensual distribution or sharing, of explicit images of someone else by ex-partners, partners, others or hackers seeking revenge or entertainment – also referred to as non-consensual pornography. The vast majority of revenge porn is committed by men on women ex-pa...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the process of participating in a long-term collective memory work group of older men, focusing on the making/unmaking of older men and masculinities, and the potential of memory work with older men. Design/methodology/approach Participant review and reflection on collective memory work with a gro...
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This chapter engages with three important themes of the larger report: the meaning of progress, its uneven nature, and obstacles to future progress. It also considers a number of political and economic alternatives aimed to overcome these obstacles, emphasizing the need for diverse strategies, open-minded experimentation, and scientific assessment....
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In light of the so-called globalization of business life and the expansion of transnational organizations, the concept of “transnational business masculinity” has been developed to describe a new form of masculinity among globally mobile managers. This chapter engages with this debate by focusing on gender and masculinities in the context of transn...
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This article reflects on working in eight universities in Finland, Sweden, and the UK, along with many transnational research projects. These are analysed within the framework of what might be called neoliberal universities, neoliberal trans(national)patriarchies, and neoliberal masculinities. Importantly, these are reflections from the global Nort...
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This chapter addresses the intersections of age, gender and work–family relations, and how these intersections relate to careers, care, and the structuring of time more generally in the lives of women in high managerial positions. We examine how female top managers in different age groups perceive their work–care relations. These questions closely...
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Facilitated by developments in technologies, the non-consensual posting of sexually explicit images of someone else for revenge, entertainment or political motive – so called ‘revenge porn’ – has become a global phenomenon. This ground breaking book argues that these fundamental and recurring issues about how victims are violated can be understood...
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This keynote presentation examined some strengths, weaknesses, and above all some ambiguities in the uses and meanings of gerunds and participles, in considering " Organizing, Designing and Managing " , and their overlapping, within current neoliberal times. Principally, gerunds and participles can either invoke agency and agentic action, or can re...
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Sociological research, influenced by feminist and other critical perspectives, has noted how men’s emotional inexpressiveness was influenced, and supported, by patriarchal privilege. Such approaches have argued that ‘inexpression’ needs to be broken down in order to build gender equality and improve men’s own wellbeing. Emerging research has, howev...
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Online at: https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/IZG/pdf/forschungsreihe/Band-19.pdf
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This chapter examines how top men managers an professionals construct gender and masculinities, especially in relation to national-transnational and work-family relations. We emphasize here how the gendering of men is reproduced within what may appear as several linked and supposedly gender-neutral contexts: first, the corporate; second, the nation...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe the process of setting up and participating in a collective memory work group of older men, with a focus on the making and unmaking of older men and masculinities through age, ageing, gender, gendering, and other intersections. Design/methodology/approach Participant review and reflection on collect...
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Abstract: This paper highlights and critically analyses age and generationrelated issues and their intersections with other social divisions in working life, and their importance for how work, careers, organisations and related work innovations are constructed. We draw mainly on qualitative data from nine case organisations in Finland and focus on...
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The full- text can be accessible at: https://books.google.fi/books?id=f0-TDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA57&lpg=PA57&dq=Gender,+diversity+and+intersectionality+in+professions+and+potential+professions&source=bl&ots=E-KwT2YZPa&sig=sZaFF0wndW8xZH8IpU7YgUkfgSE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWntr8j9LOAhXBDywKHV50BNgQ6AEIITAA#v=onepage&q=Gender%2C%20diversity%20and%20intersecti...
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This article builds on feminist scholarship on intersectionality to address violence against women, and state policy thereon. It takes up the challenge of analysing the complex, situated and spatial relationship between theorizing on violence against women and state policy on such violence. Drawing on extensive comparative European data, it explore...
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Gender equality can be understood as part of the long-term historical struggles for equality and democracy. In this process, gender equality interventions are important tools in enhancing women's rights and participation, yet this striving for greater gender equality is by no means unproblematic, for example, as demonstrated by LGBTQI+ movements. T...
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This paper highlights and critically analyses age and generationrelated issues and their intersections with other social divisions in working life, and their importance for how work, careers, organisations and related work innovations are constructed. We draw mainly on qualitative data from nine case organisations in Finland and focus on the follow...

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