Dr Chris Haywood
Reader in Critical Masculinity Studies
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Media and Cultural Studies
School of Arts and Cultures
Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Chris Haywood is currently Director of Research for the School of Arts and Cultures. He has previously been Director of Teaching and Learning and Director of Postgraduate Studies. His main research interests focus on exploring the limits of theoretical and conceptual frameworks to explain and understand men and masculinities. He is currently working on examining how men negotiate different dating practices in the areas of speed dating, online dating, holiday romance, anonymous sex and mobile romance. Alongside this, he is also developing research in the field of men, risk and sexual health. His interests also include cultural analyses of schooling and education. A key part of this work involves exploring the interplay between the institutionally-led discursive formation of identity categories and how those discourses are lived out. One areas of current concern is to think about how schools, gender their pupils through age, racial and sexual categories.
Men Masculinity and Dating
Contemporary dating practices, such as online dating, speed dating and mobile romance are emerging alongside more traditional dating practices, such as family and friend introductions, meetings in bars and clubs and encounters in everyday social life. Although studies are beginning to identify the transformational potential of these contemporary dating practices for women, Lesbian and Gay communities and young people (see for example, Harcourt, 2005; Gomez, 2010; Bauermeister et al., 2012), there is relatively less research that explores how heterosexual men are responding to these changes. This project responds to the need for research that provides more empirically grounded data on heterosexual men’s identities and subjectivities (Hockey et al, 2007; Mooney-Somers and Ussher, 2010).At present, we remain highly dependent upon media narratives that offer contradictory accounts of men’s responses to contemporary dating practices. On one hand, such narratives are claiming that that new forms of dating are providing men with the opportunity to be more caring and sensitive (Hilton, 2011; Burke, 2012). On the other, such accounts are suggesting that there is a ‘menaissance’ – a cultural moment where ‘post-sensitive’ men are responding to change by drawing upon traditional masculine tropes such as emotional stoicism and toughness (Haddow, 2010; Fitzgerald, 2012). Furthermore, despite the increasing availability of dating advice in magazines and on television, radio and the internet, very little guidance and support is available for heterosexual men to help them navigate the social, emotional, health and physical risks associated with contemporary dating practices. This project responds to a current absence in the field to explain the relationships between, men, masculinity and dating.
Gendering Sex Addiction
This project focuses on understanding of the relationship between sex addiction, gender and health. Despite the overwhelming number of referrals for therapy being men with some estimates suggesting a ratio differential as large as 5:1 (Garcia et al. 2016), researchers have yet to engage with men’s sex addiction as a gendered phenomenon. Where gender has been addressed, it is used primarily to describe women’s behaviour (Rosenberg, 2011), or as a masculine and feminine characteristic or trait that determines levels of propensity or risk. In response, this project aims to understand how men’s sexual attitudes and behaviours are cohered through social norms and cultural expectations about their masculinity. Thus the project will provide empirically-based knowledge that will enable health care professionals to develop responsive care and support mechanisms for men, their partners and their families. In turn, the project will make available insights that will feed into strategies tackling public health outcomes such as increased STIs and HIV and/or even unintended pregnancies and its consequences.
Men, Masculinity and Disability (with the Papworth Trust)
The study of men with disabilities is nothing new. By default, men have often been at the centre of such analysis without reference to their gender. As a result, men’s emotions and broader well-being is often understood as unproblematic and self-evident. When masculinity is an issue, it is often framed through a continuum either as having too much resulting in violence and aggression or too little, resulting in risk and vulnerability. However, this Knowledge Exchange will form part of a recent trend of understanding men’s disabilities through their gendered identities. Dr Haywood and the Papworth Trust the will work together to embed an understanding of men and masculinity through a series of activities designed to ensure enhance the Organization’s effectiveness of service provision and the enhancement of men with disabilities quality of life.
The Papworth Trust has identified a number of areas that require them to have a better knowledge and understanding of men and masculinity. For example, in their work, they have found that the concerns of men with disabilities face include an inability to be able to earn a wage sufficient to support their families, limitations in ability to “physically protect” their partner or children and inability to take part in sports or other pursuits in the same way as other men. Furthermore, men are also highlighting the embarrassment of having personal care provided by (young) female carers, being able to attract and/or retain partners as a result of physical or medical barriers and difficulties in conversing with other men about their disability.
COM 2071 Sex,Sexuality and Desire
COM 3073 Research Dissertation
Contributing to the following modules:
M.A Media Analysis
Postgraduate Research Students
Anna Belinda Holt
- Haywood C. 'Its just about pleasure': Car parks, anonymous sex and the loss of masculinity. 2018. In Preparation.
- Xiodong L, Haywood C, Macanghaill M, ed. East Asian Masculinities and Sexualities. Palgrave, 2017. In Preparation.
- Haywood C, Johannson T, ed. Marginalized Masculinities : Contexts, Continuities and Change. New York: Routledge, 2017. In Press.
- Haywood C. Men, Masculinity and Contemporary Dating Practices. Pagrave, 2017. In Preparation.
- Macanghaill M, Haywood C, ed. Muslims, Ethnicity and Higher Education. Palgrave, 2017. In Preparation.
- Haywood C, Hameran N, Herz M, Johansson T, Ottemo A. The Conundrum of Masculinity: Hegemony, Homosociality, Homophobia and Heteronormativity. New York: Routledge, 2017. In Preparation.
- Lowe J, Ghaill MM, Haywood CP. The Cultural (Re)production of Masculinities Class, Chinese Ethnicity and Elite Schooling in Indonesia. Asian Journal of Social Science 2016, 44(4-5), 600-625.
- MacanGhaill M, Haywood C. (Dis)locating Masculinities: Ethnographic reflections of British Muslim young men. In: A. Cornwall and N. Lindsfarne, ed. (Dis)locating Masculinities Revisited. London: Routledge, 2015. In Press.
- Haywood C, Macanghaill M. Critical Masculinity Studies. In: S.Sim, ed. Routledge Companion to European Critical Theory. London: Routledge, 2015. In Preparation.
- Haywood C, Macanghaill M, Allen J. Masculinity on the Home Front: The New War on Boys. Journal of Bohood Studies 2015. In Preparation.
- Macanghail M, Haywood C. Being Irish and male in Britain. In: T. Inglis, ed. Are the Irish Different?. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014.
- MacanGhaill M, Haywood C. British-Born Pakistani and Bangladeshi Young Men: Exploring Unstable Concepts of Muslim, Islamophobia and Racialization. Critical Sociology 2014, 41(1), 97-114.
- MacanGhaill M, Haywood C. Pakistani and Bangladeshi young men: re-racialization, class and masculinity within the neo-liberal school. British Journal of Sociology of Education 2014, 35(5), 753-776.
- Haywood C, MacanGhaill M. Education and Masculinities: Social, Cultural and Global Transformations. Routledge, 2013.
- Mac-an-Ghaill M, Haywood C, Bright Z. Making Connections: Speed Dating, Masculinity and Interviewing. In: Pini, B; Pease, B, ed. Men, Masculinities and Methodologies. Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2013, pp.77-89.
- Mac an Ghaill M, Haywood C. Understanding boys': Thinking through boys, masculinity and suicide. Social Science and Medicine 2012, 74(4), 482-489.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. 'What’s next for masculinity?' Reflexive directions for theory and research on masculinity and education. Gender and Education 2012, 24(6), 577-592.
- Mac an Ghaill M, Haywood C. ‘Nothing to write home about’: Troubling concepts of home, racialization and self in theories of Irish male (e)migration. Cultural Sociology 2011, 5(3), 385-402.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. ‘The Queer in Masculinity’: Schooling, boys and identity formation. In: Rodriguez, N; Landreau, J, ed. Queer Masculinities: A Critical Reader in Education. London, UK: Springer, 2011.
- Mac an Ghaill M, Haywood C. Schooling, masculinity and class analysis: towards an aesthetic of subjectivities. British Journal of Sociology of Education 2011, 32(5), 729-744.
- Haywood C. Genders and sexualities: Exploring the conceptual limits of contemporary educational research. International Studies in Sociology of Education 2008, 18(1), 1-14.
- Mac an Ghaill M, Haywood C. Gender, Culture and Society: Contemporary Femininities and Masculinities. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
- Mac an Ghaill M, Haywood C, Popoviciu L. Masculinity, teaching and homophobia. In: Bank, BJ, ed. Gender and Education: An Encyclopedia. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2007, pp.677-682.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. Knowing Sexualities: Epistemologies of Research. In: Hobs, D; Wright, R, ed. The SAGE Handbook of Fieldwork. London: Sage Publications Ltd, 2006, pp.185-200.
- Popoviciu L, Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. The promise of post-structuralist methodology: ethnographic representation of education and masculinity. Ethnography and Education 2006, 1(3), 393-412.
- Mac an Ghaill M, Haywood C, Popoviciu L. Feminisation and schooling; re-masculinisation, gendered reflexivity and boyness. Irish Journal of Sociology 2005, 14(2), 193-212.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. Researching Schooling and the Making of English Boys. In: Frank, BW; Davison, KG, ed. Masculinities and Schooling: International Practices and Perspectives. Toronto: Altman Press, 2005.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. Young Bangladeshi People's Experience of Transition to Adulthood. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2005.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. Blair's Men: Dissident Masculinities In Labour's New Moral Economy. In: Steinberg, DL; Johnson, R, ed. Blairism and the War of Persuasion: Labour's Passive Revolution. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 2004, pp.133-145.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. Men and Masculinities: Theory, Research and Social Practice. Buckingham: Open University Press, 2003.
- Mac an Ghaill M, Haywood C. Young (male) Irelanders: Postcolonial ethnicities - expanding the nation and Irishness. European Journal of Cultural Studies 2003, 6(3), 386-403.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. Boys schooling: English practices and perspectives. In: Frank, BW; Davidson, K, ed. Masculinities, Nationalisms and Schooling: International Perspectives. Canada: Fernwood, 2002.
- Haywood C. Schools of recognition: identity politics and classroom practices. Educational Review 2002, 54(3), 319-320.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. The Significance of Teaching English Boys: Exploring Social Change, Modern Schooling and the Making of Masculinities. In: Martino, W; Meyenn, B, ed. What about the Boys?: Issues of Masculinity in Schools. Buckingham: Open University Press, 2001, pp.24-37.
- Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M. Materialism and deconstructivism: education and the epistemology of identity. Cambridge Journal of Education 1997, 27(2), 261-272.