Men’s Things and Male Activities

Part of the Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture book series (CSGSC)


The present chapter discusses the meanings attached to masculine identities among a generation of men aged 40–65 who live and work in the low-income neighborhood of kampung Malang, Surabaya, East Java. More specifically, it describes the relationship between the recent transformations of the urban landscape and the redefinition of the spaces where men come together, aggregate (berkumpul), socialize (bergaul), and become involved with work in the informal economy.


Municipal Government Informal Economy City Street Slum Area Career Woman 
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© Matteo Carlo Alcano 2016

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