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Research project description
Neo-liberal globalisation is dramatically changing class and gender relations. This context opens new questions and demands new approaches that can give an account of local and global processes. For instance, the question about how masculinity and class are “mutually created” in a context of privilege and growing inequality remains unexplored. This requires broadening the concept of class beyond the economics as feminist literature suggests including relations of reproduction, distribution and the articulation between paid and unpaid work.
My thesis examines the relationship between class formation and gender dynamics in this new scenario. Unlike other studies, this project explores the making of a class in the most privileged and powerful part of the society and its relation to transformations in gender relations. Particularly, it is focused on the emerging masculinities among different fractions of the contemporary Chilean ruling class and the role of elite private schools and other social institutions in this process.
By means of life history interviews with a strategic group of men and women (age 19-45) alumni of three types of elite private schools and semi-structured interviews with principals of these schools , the project explores the way in which family, educational, and labour trajectories interact in the formation of classed and gendered practices. In so doing, I critically analyse new ways of understanding class and its relation to gender.
I am happy to share and discuss my work and establish contact with research students and scholars working on similar topics.
Sebastian Madrid has a B.Sc (Hons) in sociology, PUC-Chile. He started the PhD in 2009 after working for ten years as a researcher in different institutions including FLACSO, UNICEF, Ministries of Education and Social Planning. His research experience is related to masculinities, class and schooling, adolescent fatherhood and sexuality, educational policy and social change, political culture and participation. He has also taught courses on men and masculinities (University of Chile) and methods and techniques for social research (UAHC). In Australia, he has been casual research assistant at the School of Education, University of Western Sydney.
- Madrid, S. (2011). The Formation of Ruling Class Men. Private Schooling, power and sexuality in a southern country. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Sociological Association. University of Newcastle, Newcastle, 30 November 2011.
- Madrid, S. (2009). Doing business with businessmen. Neoliberalism, Elite Masculinities and Gender Equity in Contemporary Chile. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Sociological Association. Australian National University, Canberra, 1-4 December 2009.
- Madrid, S. (2009). Silence, Fear and Desire: Why Chile doesn’t have a gender equity policy in education, and some lessons for Australia. Paper presented at The Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference. Canberra, 29 November - 3 December 2009.
Thomas T Roberts Education Fellowship (2011)
Chilean Government Bicentennial Scholarship for Australia and New Zealand (2009 - 2012)
Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2009) (declined)
|The formation of ruling class men: private schooling, power and love in the 'Plasma Society’.||PhD||Professor Raewyn Connell|
|The formation of ruling class men: private schooling, power and love in the 'Plasma Society’. (Associate supervisor)||PhD||Dr Helen Proctor|
- Espinosa, V., and S. Madrid. (2010). Trayectorias y eficacia política de los militantes en juventudes políticas. Estudio de la elite política emergente [Political trajectories and effectiveness of young members of political parties. A study of the emergent political elite]. Santiago de Chile: United Nation Development Program & University of Santiago de Chile.
- Olavarría, J., and S. Madrid. (2005). Sexualidad, fecundidad y paternidad en varones adolescentes en América Latina y el Caribe [Sexuality, Fecundity and Fatherhood among Male Adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean]. Mexico City: . Mexico city: United Nations Found for Population Activities & Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences..
- Olavarría, J (Coord.), R. Vera, R. Celedón, D. Mlynarz,C. Benavente, S. Madrid, A. Márquez, and E. Moletto. (2004). Adolescentes Conversando la Intimidad. Vida Cotidiana, Sexualidad y Masculinidades. [Adolescents talking about intimacy. Everyday life, Sexuality and Masculinities].. Santiago de Chile: United Nations Found for Population Activities, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences and Fundación Rodelillo.
- Madrid, S. (2011). Masculinidades y equidad de género en la escuela: reflexiones para la construcción de una política educativa en Chile [Masculinities and gender equity in the school: Reflections for the construction of an educational policy in Chile]. In F. Aguayo and M. Sadler (Eds.), Masculinidades y Políticas Públicas: Involucrando Hombres en la Equidad de Género [Masculinities and Public Policy: Engaging men in gender equity] (pp. 128–150), Santiago de Chile: University of Chile & MenEngaged Network.
- Madrid, S. (2009). Negociando con hombres de negocios. Reflexiones sobre masculinidades de elite y equidad de género en la globalización [Doing business with businessmen. Reflections about elite masculinities and gender equity in the globalisation]. In Olavarría, J (Ed.), Masculinidades y Globalizacion. Trabajo y vida privada, familias y sexualidad Masculinities and Globalisation: Work and private life, families and sexualities] (pp. 73–95), Santiago de Chile: Centre for the Study and Development of Women, University Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, and Chilean Network for Masculinities.
- Madrid, S. (2005). ¿Políticos de ayer, apáticos de hoy? Generaciones, juventud y política en Chile [Yesterday’s politicians, today’s apathetic? Generations, youth and politics in Chile]. In C. Fuentes and A. Villar (Eds.), El ciudadano a las urnas: un debate sobre la participación electoral en Chile [The citizen to the polls: a debate about the electoral participation in Chile] (pp. 45–84), Santiago de Chile: Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences.
- Madrid, S. (2003). Educación. La Escuela como espacio de producción y reproducción cultural [Education: the school as space for cultural production and reproduction]. In J. Olavarría (Ed.) (Ed.), Varones adolescentes: construcción de identidades de género en América Latina [Male Adolescents: The construction of gender identities in Latin America] (pp. 349–352), Santiago de Chile: United Nations Found for Population Activities and Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences.
- Madrid, S. (in press). Elites in their real lives, A Chilean comment on Robinson’s “Global capitalism theory and the emergence of transnational elites”. Critical Sociology.
- Madrid, S. (2006). Paternidades adolescentes y ordenamiento de género en Chile [Adolescent fatherhood and gender order in Chile]. Revista del Observatorio de la Juventud , 10, 40–49.
- Madrid, S. (2004). Jóvenes frente a la educación y el trabajo. Nuevos elementos para la interpretación [Youth, education and work: New elements for the interpretation]. FLACSO Annual Book 2003-2004, , 299–327.
- Madrid, S. (in press). The problem with boys’ education: Beyond the backlash. Wayne Martino, Michael Kehler, and. Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower (Eds.), Routledge, New York and London, 2009, 290 pages, Book Review for The Australian Educational Researcher. .
- Madrid, S. (2007). Profesorado, política educativa y género en Chile. Balance y propuestas [Teacher, Educational Policy and Gender in Chile: Balance and suggestions]. , Collección Ideas N°76, Chile 21 Foundation.