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Mountaineering as a Spiritual Practice

A recurring theme when discussing climbing and mountaineering with people who aren't themselves involved with the practice is that climbers are seen as adrenaline junkies, macho (when male), and thrill seekers. Then, there is the sad misunderstanding among non-practitioners that Chomolungma (Everest, if you must) is somehow relevant to climbers, when in fact, most climbers … Continue reading Mountaineering as a Spiritual Practice

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New Publication: Book Review of Military Masculinities

Just a quickie post on some more good news: My book review of Arto Jokinen's (1964-2016) posthumous Finnish book Isänmaan miehet: Maskuliinisuus, kansakunta ja väkivalta suomalaisessa sotakirjallisuudessa (Men of the Fatherland: Masculinity, Nation, and Violence in Finnish War Literature) was just now published in the Finnish literary studies journal Avain. I received the paper version of … Continue reading New Publication: Book Review of Military Masculinities

Good News! Got a New Job Again! Click Here for More!

I have some good news again: The University of Jyväskylä was kind enough and confident enough in my abilities to finish my dissertation that they're hiring me for five more months to put the finishing touches to my thesis and finally graduate! I spent most of spring being so busy teaching (to be able to … Continue reading Good News! Got a New Job Again! Click Here for More!

Scholar Activism, Activist Scholarship

I have a confession to make: I have never been arrested. I know, how embarrassing. Rosa Parks was arrested, Gandhi was arrested all the time, Arne Naess was arrested for environmental protest, and even celebs like Lucy Lawless and Daryl Hannah (below) have been arrested for standing up for the environment. Credit: wifflegif.com. Yeah I … Continue reading Scholar Activism, Activist Scholarship

New Publication: Book Review of Ecological Masculinities

Good news on the publication front! My book review of Martin Hultman and Paul Pulé's groundbreaking new book, Ecological Masculinities, is now published online at Men and Masculinities, the number one international journal on critical studies on men and masculinities. Screenshot below. I don't yet know in what paper issue of the journal the review … Continue reading New Publication: Book Review of Ecological Masculinities

Abstracts and Applications+

End of April is approaching, and I still have a bunch of stuff I should take care of. I'm writing a book review (my second one this spring!) that I have to finish and also wrapping up a pedagogical course to get closer to being an officially qualified teacher, and also working on an abstract … Continue reading Abstracts and Applications+

Trip Report: Ecological Masculinities and Mountains

I'm back from a very fun and successful trip to neighboring Sweden and Norway. The trip was in two parts: first, a seminar and discussions in Gothenburg on ecological masculinities, and then a solo trip skiing in the mountains of Norway. First, the professional part of the trip: The seminar was jointly arranged by the … Continue reading Trip Report: Ecological Masculinities and Mountains