Men and Development: Politicizing Masculinities

Men and Development: Politicizing Masculinities

By: Akshay Khanna (contributor), Morrell Morrell (contributor), Chopra Chopra (contributor), Chimaraoke O. Izugbara (contributor), Chris Dolan (contributor), Robert Morrell (contributor), Margrethe Silberschmidt (contributor), Jerker Edstrom (volume_editor), Andrea Cornwall (volume_editor), Alan Greig (volume_editor)Paperback

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A wide-ranging volume featuring contributions from some of today's leading thinkers and practitioners in the field of men, masculinities and development. Together, contributors challenge the neglect of the structural dimensions of patriarchal power relations in current development policy and practice, and the failure to adequately engage with the effects of inequitable sex and gender orders on both men's and women's lives. The book calls for renewed engagement in efforts to challenge and change stereotypes of men, to dismantle the structural barriers to gender equality, and to mobilize men to build new alliances with women's movements and other movements for social and gender justice.

About Author

Andrea Cornwall is Professor of Anthropology and Development in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex. She has worked on participation as a researcher and practitioner for many years, and is author of a number of books. Jerker Edstroem is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies. Alan Greig has worked for over ten years as a consultant with community-based organizations and activist formations in sub-Saharan Africa, South and South-East Asia and the USA on the links between personal and political violence.


1. Introduction: Politicizing Masculinity - Andrea Cornwall, Jerker Edstroem & Alan Greig Part I - Embodiments and Transgressions 2. Performing Heterosexuality: Male Youth, Vulnerability and HIV in Malawi - Chimaraoke Izugbara and Jerry Okal 3. Is s/he More of a Man? Constructing Masculinity as a Female to Male Transsexual in India - Cath Sluggett 4. Meyeli Chhele Becomes MSM: Transformation of Idioms of Sexualness Into Epidemiological Forms in India - akshay khanna 5. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Constructions of Masculinity and Contemporary Understandings of Sex Work - Cheryl Overs 6. Beyond 'Vulnerability': Men, Power and HIV - Jerker Edstroem Part II: Structures: Inequities, Violence, Power 7. Organized Powers: Masculinities, Managers and Violence - Raewyn Connell 8. What Would Make Men Interested in Gender Equality? Reflections from East Africa - Margrethe Silberschmidt 9. Men in/and Gender Equality: A Conversation from South Africa - Robert Morrell and Penny Morrell 10. Militarized, Religious and Neo-colonial: The Triple-bind Confronting Men in Contemporary Uganda - Chris Dolan 11. Local Lives, Global Dialogues: Shifting Discourses of Masculinity in India - Radhika Chopra Part III: Engagements: Changing Masculinities 12. Gender Regimes Changing Men or Men Changing Gender Regimes? Challenges for National and Trans-national Social Policy, Gender Equality and Organizing with Men - Jeff Hearn 13. Masculinities, Social Exclusion and Prospects for Change: Reflections from Promundo's Work in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Gary Barker, Marcos Nascimento, Christine Ricardo, Marianna Olinger and Marcio Segundo 14. Masculinities and Men's Groups in China: A Conversation Between Activists - Fang Gang, He Xiaopei and Susan Jolly 15. Women's Empowerment: What do Men Have to Do with It? - Andrea Cornwall, Henry Armas and Mbuyiselo Botha 16. 'Swimming Against the Tide is Easier as a Shoal' Changing Masculinities in Nicaragua: a Community-based Approach - Patrick Welsh 17. Anxious States and Directions for Masculinities Work with Men - Alan Greig

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781848139787
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781848139787
  • ISBN10: 1848139780

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