Men and Development: Politicizing Masculinities
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Editors: Andrea Cornwall, Jerker Edstrom and Alan Greig
Subjects: Gender, Development
Publisher: Zed Books
Paperback, 264 pages
Its geographical reach, theoretical scope and engagement with policies for change is impressive.'
Linda McDowell, University of Oxford
'From transgressive bodies to institutional obstacles to engagement and finally to the dynamics of engagement themselves, the authors offer a deft interplay between structure and agency, between context and motivation.'
Michael Kimmel, Professor of Sociology, Stony Brook, USA
'Should be mandatory reading for everyone in the development world who says we need to bring gender into our work.'
Dennis Altman, Director Institute for Human Security, LaTrobe University
'If we are to create a more gender equal world, we will have to address privilege and oppression at the systemic level of many intersecting axes of power. This book makes a very important contribution to that transformative project.'
Bob Pease, Deakin University, author of Undoing Privilege: Unearned Advantage in a Divided World
'A critical guidebook for the next steps in our movement for gender equality.'
Steven Botkin, Executive Director Men's Resources International
Men and Development features an exciting collection of 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.
Andrea Cornwall is Professor of Anthropology and Development in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex.
Jerker Edström 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.