5 must-reads on masculinities by Kriticos Mwansa and Malin Bergström

okt 27, 2022 | Masculinities, News

Our Head of Programme, Malin Bergström who has been leading our Masculinities programme since 2019 will participtate in the Masculinity Panel at this year’s Helsinki Book Fair. Together with Kriticos Mwansa, who will hold The Book Club in collaboration with Jäbät & Tunteet community in Helsinki on the 9th of November, they share their list of book recommendations on Masculinities for you to dive into while waiting for the upcoming events, here they are:




The Will To Change: Men, Masculinity and Love by bell hooks


Mask Off: Masculinity Redefined by J.J. Bola 


All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson




Shame! And Masculinity by Ernst van Alphen (ed.)


Poikatutkimus by Antti Kivijärvi, Tuija Huuki & Harry Lunabba (ed.)

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