Discussion and Celebration: Changing Young Masculinities?

When: Friday November 18, at 16.00
Where: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Common Room, Fabianinkatu 24 A (3rd floor), Helsinki

Organised by Marja Peltola and Ann Phoenix


The research for Nuancing Young Masculinities (Helsinki University Press, 2022) illuminated the importance of recognising that masculinities are never fixed, but always changing. It underlined the importance of taking a relational view of masculinities and recognising the particularity of both place and time for the ways in which boys negotiate and construct their masculinities. The publication of Nuancing Young Masculinities provides an opportunity to take a fresh look at the ways in which Finnish young masculinities are in process and the possible ways in which they share common features with masculinities in other countries. It considers ways in which boys are not only gendered but are from different socioeconomic and racialised backgrounds and situated in different contexts as emotional, vulnerable and agentic.

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies invites you to a discussion of these issues that draws on a variety of scholars’ expertise on contemporary young masculinities. It is a particularly fitting host since the research for Nuancing Young Masculinities was conducted at the Collegium.


Chair: Elina Lahelma




Professor (Emerita) Elina Lahelma, University of Helsinki



Helsinki University Press: A view from the publisher



Taking a long view of critical studies on men and masculinities

Professor Jeff Hearn, Hanken School of Economics, Örebro University and University of Huddersfield



Vulnerability and young masculinities?

University Lecturer Harry Lunabba, University of Helsinki



“It has changed since my father’s generation”: An affective-discursive analysis of young Southern Finnish men’s perspectives on masculinity and femininity in the context of health at work

Postdoctoral Researcher Henri Hyvönen, University of Eastern Finland



Rural boys, masculinities and materialities

Postdoctoral Researcher Ville Pöysä, University of Jyväskylä & University of Eastern Finland



Nuancing Young Masculinities

Professor Ann Phoenix, University College London

University Lecturer Marja Peltola, Tampere University



General Discussion




This will be a hybrid event. In order for us to be able to organize refreshments for face to face-participants, please register at https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/120508/lomakkeet.html.

Online participants will receive the link after the registration.