Teachers, and Sociologists

 The Journal of Professional Learning, sponsored by the NSW Teachers' Federation, has just published a condensed version of my paper on the nature of teachers' work in schools.  It's available (open access) here: https://cpl.asn.au/journal/semester-2-2021/vital-elusive-and-fantastically-complex-teacher-s-worth . Please be my guest!


Re the future of sociology: Alain Caillé (Nanterre University) and Frédéric Vandenberghe (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) have just published For a New Classic Sociology: A Proposition, followed by a Debate, Routledge, 2021.  It has their "position paper" outlining an intriguing agenda for re-shaping sociology, plus responses by eleven colleagues. I'm a participant in the Debate section, arguing for shaking free of global-North hegemony and building world perspectives: "For sociology: more ambitious, more practical, and definitely polyphonic" (pp. 77-83).


"Masculinities", Persian

I'm very pleased to let people know that a translation of my book "Masculinities" into Persian (Farsi) has just been published. Coming soon, to a bookshop near you!

There are also translations of this book into Italian, German, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew, Slovenian, Hungarian, Korean and French.

Trans south

Just published: Ahonaa Roy, ed., Gender, Sexuality, Decolonization: South Asia in the World Perspective. London & NY, Routledge, 2021. It's a wide-ranging collection about gender and sexual dissidence and diversity, with stories of contestation and struggle. There are chapters on India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh; chapters on South Asian diasporic groups in the Caribbean, the UK and the USA; and chapters based on South America, South Africa, and across the global South. It's available in print and as an e-book.

I have a chapter in the book, called "Trans South: Practical bases for trans internationalism", pages 209-224. It's based on discussions with trans support groups in a range of post-colonial countries, and discusses the practical issues faced, especially by trans women and other feminised trans groups, and political responses. Please contact me if you have any difficulty in access.

Some recent publications

Connell, Raewyn. 2020. Veinte años después: Masculinidades hegemónicas y el sur global. Pp. 37-58 in Sebastián Madrid, Teresa Valdés and Roberto Celedón, ed., Masculinidades en América Latina: Veinte años de estudios y políticas para la igualdad de género, Santiago de Chile, Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano.


This book comes from a terrific conference in Santiago, Chile, which brought together researchers on masculinities from across Latin America, to discuss the last twenty years' work on this topic. My chapter is based on the keynote address I gave - remotely, I regret to say - discussing 'hegemonic masculinities and the global South'.


Connell, Raewyn. 2020. Linguistics and language in the global economy of knowledge: a commentary. Pp. 150-157 in Ana Deumert, Anne Storch and Nick Shepherd, ed., Colonial and Decolonial Linguistics: Knowledges and Epistemes. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


A group of linguists have brought together a fascinating set of studies on the coloniality of knowledge in the discipline of linguistics, with particular attention to Germany. They asked some colleagues to write commentaries on groups of chapters in the book, and this is my contribution.



Connell, Raewyn. 2021. Transgender health: on a world scale, Health Sociology Review, vol. 30 no. 1, 87-94, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2020.1868899

The journal Health Sociology Review has just published a special issue on studies in transgender health. I was asked to write a commentary, and took the opportunity to reflect on how the issues of trans health might appear if we prioritised experience and knowledge from the global South.  The paper might still be available on open access here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14461242.2020.1868899


If a reader would like to see any of these pieces and can't get hold of it, please contact me at raewyn.connell@sydney.edu.au, and I'll do what I can.




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