Shahab S. Bayani
Shahab is a Doctoral Student in Humanities at York University where he has also completed an MA in Humanities. He holds an MBA and a BA in Economics from McMaster University. His additional qualifications are in commercial aviation. His current research interests are in the construction of masculinity. He examines Western ideologies of man as the conqueror in contrast to classical Persian literary humanism which presents Iranian male masculinity as a form of guardianship. As a lifelong motorcycling enthusiast, he draws on parallels in motor culture masculinity, male bonding and camaraderie. This is to better understand masculine hegemonic ideals that have continued to find expression in the era of globalization and what is to be expected as we look ahead.
Keywords: Masculinity; aerospace; subaltern; hegemony; humanism; Iran