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Men and Development free pdf 'Men and Development: Politicising Masculinities' brings together some of the best-known academics, activists and practitioners in the field to present a comprehensive overview with original case studies from Brazil, India, China , South Africa, Malawi, Uganda and Nicaragua. The expert authors collectively present the central argument that mainstream international development and social policy has had little engagement with either patriarchal privilege or issues of male vulnerability, while within gender and development the 'men as problem, women as victim' discourse continues to hold sway, and work on men and masculinities has failed to engage with efforts to change the structures that sustain gender and sex inequality. Addressing such issues as the relationship between domestic and communal violence and armed conflict, and including accounts of masculinities of men who do not confirm with the hetero-normative notions - straight, as well as gay and transgender, the insightful and groundbreaking new book asks what does it take to break away essentialist understandings of women and men without losing sight of structural inequities and inequalities? The result is a substantive and innovative contribution to current debates on men and masculinities, and an essential introduction and guide.

About Andrea Cornwall

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 Beneficiary, Consumer, Citizen (2000) and Democratizing Engagement (Demos) and co-editor of Pathways to Participation (with Garett Pratt, 2003), Spaces for Change? (with Vera Schattan Coelho, 2006) and The Politics of Rights (with Maxine Molyneux, 2009). Jerker Edstrom is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, IDS, where his research interests focus on the men and masculinities in relation to structural dimensions of sex, gender and power in HIV epidemics, as well as on the politics of the global response. He has studied and worked in HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Population, Gender and Poverty since the mid 1980s. His most recent post was at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, where amongst other things, like NGO support programme development he drove the promotion and development of 'Participatory Community Assessment' (PCA) methodologies in HIV with partners. 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. Much of this work has been concerned with issues of masculinity and male power, and how these shape the lives of people of all genders. Through strategic planning, curriculum development and programme evaluations, Alan has supported the design and strengthening of innovative gender work with men rooted in a commitment to gender justice as a central element of social justice.

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Author : Andrea Cornwall
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 07 July 2011
ISBN : 1848139780
EAN : 9781848139787
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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