Webinar 5: Crises: Masculinities, Violences, and Harms

This webinar is part of a series of webinars organised by the SCSC with scholars from around the world. The themes of the webinars will be centered around the topic of the polarities of crisis in the global world, where crisis is simultaneously understood as an area of contestation and control. The prospective themes include “health and crisis”, “climate and crisis”, “corruption and crisis”, “universities and crisis”, gender and crisis”, and others.

In this webinar on 1 April 2021, 14-16 (CET), we unfold the ways in which crises, masculinities, and violences are intertwined by drawing on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in India, South Africa, and Vietnam. Examining how violent manifestations of masculinity are diversified due to gender, age, sexuality, ethnicity, caste, and class both in their configurations as well as ramifications allows for analyses of crises powers and dynamics in specific contexts. The webinar highlights how masculinized violent crises take shape amongst various groups by interlocking with socio-economic crisis antecedents and, moreover, by entangling with already existing crises that might not only be fueled but even augmented. Manifestations of masculinity vis-à-vis others by the means of violence and harm indicate rupture and ruination. Studying the consequences of masculinized violent crises amongst those who enact the violence and those upon whom the abuse is inflicted also means to identify the forms, intensities, and phases of a crisis to pinpoint how people, communities, collectives, and societies navigate and combat crises defined by masculinized violence. In doing so, the webinar also considers the ways in which painful crises situations might be transmuted into steppingstones of potentialities towards empowerment and emancipation. 

Order of Presentations: 

Steffen Jensen, Professor, Department of Politics and Society, Aalborg University, Denmark.

Helle Rydstrom, Professor, Department of Gender Studies, Lund University, Sweden.

Atreyee Sen, Associate Professor, Department for Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.


Helle Rydstrom, Lund University.

To attend, please join the zoom event at the date and time of the webinar:


Meeting ID: 675 9530 6705
Password: 873241

January 20, 2021

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