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Men and Masculinity

By Caroline Sweetman
ISBN: 9780855983772
The articles assess the implications for gender and development policy and practice of looking at male gender identities, as the issues of men and masculinity have often been marginalised. The focus of this work is on male gender identity and the effect this has on the society and community around them.

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  • Synopsis
    A collection of articles by development practitioners and theorists, which considers the implications of male gender identities on the rights of both women and men, and on gender-equitable development. Gender studies have often concentrated on the woman's role in the family, community and society. Men and Masculinity argues that male gender identities need to be studied in detail too if power relations between the sexes are to be changed for the better, and the potential of individuals of both sexes is to be realised. The articles, written by development practitioners worldwide, assess the implications for gender and development policy and practice of looking at male gender identities, as the issues of men and masculinity have often been marginalised. The focus of this work is on male gender identity and the effect this has on the society and community around them. Case studies from countries around the world look in detail at the issues surronding this subject, and attempt to answer the question ?What does it mean to be a man today in different cultures? This book was originally part of Oxfam's Gender and Development Journal, and therefore has an academic bias. However it is useful for those interested in seeing how men act....
  • Table of Contents
    * Editorial
    * Caroline Sweetman

    * Men, masculinity, and 'gender in development'
    * Andrea Cornwall

    * Men, masculinities and the politics of development
    * Sarah C White

    * Disintegration conflicts and the restructuring of masculinity
    * Judith Large

    * The role of men in families: achieving gender equity and supporting children
    * Patrice L Engle

    * Violence, rape, and sexual coercion: everyday love in a South African township
    * Katharine Wood and Rachel Jewkes

    * 'Crabs in a bucket': re-forming male identities in Trinidad
    * Niels Sampath

    * Gender workshops with men: experiences and reflections
    * Kamla Bhasin

    * New masculinity: a different route
    * Gonzalo Falabella G

    * Resources:
    o Further reading
    o Articles and papers
    o Magazines, newsletters and journals
    o NGO's, organisations and groups
    o Internet resources.
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Caroline Sweetman
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 72
    Format Paperback / softback