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Men, Migration and Hegemonic Masculinity

WithMIKE DONALDSON, RICHARD HOWSON

There is little currently documented about how migrant men react to, negotiate with, and counter the demands imposed and changes required of them by the people and cultures they encounter during their migration and settlement. But while the research on men as men in these processes is nascent in the scholarly literature to date, migrant men are often the “primary movers” whose desire to relocate is decisive in their families’ emigration because of their major contribution to their families’ livelihoods (Hearn and Howson, Chapter 3). But while it is usually men who gain more than women from migration, it is also men who are more likely to need welfare support, and men who are exposed to greater intolerance, violence and discrimination, in the host country.