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The Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI) has funded a one-day symposium that will explore diversity and well-being in the unfolding of men’s lives. The symposium is a collaboration between the University of Leeds, Edinburgh Napier, University of Warwick and Glasgow Caledonian University.

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Sociologists have become increasingly interested in men’s health in recent years, but there has been little exploration of how transitions through the life course impact upon men’s health and wellbeing. There has also been an identifiable, but as yet, under-developed turn towards the spatial and temporal dimensions of social research, including in studies of men and masculinities (Bjørnholt, 2014). Continuities and transformations in masculinity across the life course, particularly the performance and experience of ageing masculinities and the mid-life, are under-developed substantive areas of concern that have potential to reinvigorate analyses of social change and its relationship to men’s health and wellbeing, from a gendered and temporal perspective.

One of the key aims of this one-day symposium therefore is to explore critical sociological questions that examine the relationships between masculinities, men’s health and well-being, and key spatial and temporal transitions across the life course.

Confirmed speakers include: Margunn Bjørnholt (Modern Men: A 30-year Longitudinal Study), Robert MacDonald (Young men, transitions and precariousness), Peter Hopkins (Revisiting youthful Muslim masculinities), Alan White (Keeping well as an older man), Alan Dolan (Men's experiences of infertility and child-birth) and Carole Emslie (Straight men drink beer and gay men drink cocktails).

A limited number of travel bursaries of £25 are available. These will be issued on a first come, first served basis to postgraduate students and ECRs without institutional support. Please register here and contact Anna Tarrant a.tarrant@leeds.ac.uk if you are eligible to receive a bursary.

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