Alexander Sallstedt

Alexander Sallstedt, doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology

My research concerns a community of heterosexual Icelandic men in their mid-twenties who live in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. It focuses on how the men style themselves as artistic and hipsterish through practices such as melodramatically swimming in the always-icy North Atlantic Ocean, and through dictums such as “Life should be cinematic”. The point is to explore the men’s dispositions and practices in light of anthropological scholarship on men and masculinities, and to contribute to scholarship about so-called progressive, feminist heterosexual men.