Masculinity Beyond the Metropolis explores spatially marginalized masculinities in diverse out-of-the-way places in 'developed' Western countries. The book challenges metro-centric notions of masculinity and globalization. Variously stigmatized and romanticized, places outside the city have been transformed by globalization. As traditional, place-based non-metropolitan expressions of masculinity confront more open, appealing and threatening identity possibilities, habit and history collide with the present. The ways in which such globalized collisions are resolved in young males' lives suggest new frameworks for thinking about masculinity. Through place-based global ethnographic studies of lived cultures of young men in peripheral places and media representations of such places, this book brings fresh insights to scholarship on youth, masculinity, place and space.

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