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1 January 2002
Gender and Sexuality
Gender and Sexuality, Sociology and Social Policy
A Man's World
Edited by Bob Pease and Keith Pringle
Much work has been produced in recent years regarding critical studies of men‘s practices utilizing various feminist and pro-feminist perspectives. This book widens what has hitherto been a dialogue primarily within the Western democracies. The Editors have brought together a number of established and new scholars to provide a broader critical analysis of men‘s practices across a wide range of socio-cultural settings. Particular attention is given to the fact that most studies of globalization and transnational social policy have tended not to encompass issues of men‘s practices at all.
Issues covered within this volume include: men as carers of children or other adults; men as professional welfare workers; men‘s health, crime and sexual violence; and men‘s practices in organizations. Several contributions explore the complex transnational intersections and interactions occurring in the way men‘s practices are developing across the globe. In addition to this comparative analysis, a wide and carefully selected range of national studies are included from Europe, the Americas, Asia, as well as Australia and South Africa.
A Man‘s World? will be invaluable reading for academics and students of sociology, gender studies, comparative social policy, social and community work, and development studies.
'This collection of articles represents an important turning point in the development of studies of men's practices. It clearly places these studies within a global and a comparative framework, an approach which highlights both diversities and commonalities. A wide number of topics are covered, including violence, fatherhood and health, and the analysis ranges over ten different countries as well as providing a critical assessment of the increasingly global context. Such an approach also allows for a balanced assessment of oppositional practices on the part of different men's groups in several contrasting parts of the world. This is a lively, up-beat and readily accessible collection which should inform both theory and practice in the years to come.' - David H.J. Morgan, Emeritus Professor, Sociology and author of Discovering Men
'A Man's World? is a wonderful collection, full of important information and impressive analysis. This book shows how men create pro-feminist personal movement and political movements, man to man and nation by nation. Essays on politics, welfare, violence, fatherhood and health expand our thinking by placing these issues in global contexts, and essays on the UK, Ireland, Sweden, the US, Brazil, Nicaragua, and Australia explain gendered dimensions of local practices in enlightening new ways. An essential work for the essential project of changing masculinities on a global scale.' - Harry Brod, Editor, The Making of Masculinities: The New Men's Studies, Theorizing Masculinities, A Mensch Among Men: Explorations in Jewish Masculinity
'Research on men, masculinities and globalization addresses matters of central importance for world development. This book is a good introduction to the wide range of issues involved [and] a valuable update on recent research developments.' - ystein Gullv†g Holter, Work Research Institute, Oslo
'If there is such a thing as applied gender theory, this is its first textbook.' - Choice
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Studying Men's Practices and Gender Relations in a Global Context - Bob Pease and Keith Pringle
Part 1: Transnational Contexts
2. Global Masculinities: Restoration and Resistance - Michael Kimmel
3. The White Ribbon Campaign: Involving Men and boys in Ending Global Violence against Women - Michael Kaufman
4. Adopting a Global Perspective on Fatherhood - Graeme Russell
5. Global Men's Health and the Crisis of Western Masculinity - Ben Wadham
Part 2: National Contexts
6. Nation, State and Welfare: The Cases of Finland and the UK - Jeff Hearn
7. Men as Social Workers in the UK: Professional Locations and Gendering global Discourses of Welfare - Alastair Christie
8. Men and Masculinities in Late-Modern Ireland - Harry Ferguson
9. Men's Practices in Prostitution: The Case of Sweden - Sven-Axel Mansson
10. Toward the End of 'Black Macho' in the United States: Preface to a (Pro) Womanist Vision of Black Manhood - Gary Lemon
11. Maculinities in Brazil: The Case of Brazilian Television Advertisements - Benedito Medrado, Jorge Lyra and Marko Monteiro
12. Unlearning Machismo: Men Changing Men in Post-Revolutionary Nicaragua - Patrick Welsh
13. Moving Beyond Mateship: Reconstructing Australian Men's Practices - Bob Pease
14. Gendering Services for Men in Hong Kong: Backlash or Pursuit of Gender Equity? - Chan Kam Wah
15. Saris, Men and Non-violence: Reflections on Indian Masculinity - Siddartha
16 Cultural Practices of Masculinity in Post-Apartheid South Africa - Ira Horowitz
17. Globalizing Men: Rethinking Commonality and Diversity in Men's Practices - Keith Pringle and Bob Pease
About the Authors:
Bob Pease is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at RMIT University in Melbourne. He has been teaching in the area of men and masculinities since 1989. He is the author of Men and Sexual Politics: Towards a Pro-feminist Practice (1997) and of Recreating Men: Postmodern Masculinity Politics (1999). He has been involved in anti-sexist men's politics for over twenty years and is a co-founder of Men Against Sexual Assault in Melbourne.
Keith Pringle is Professor in Comparative Social Policy ans Co-Director of the International Centre for the Study of Violence and Abuse at the University of Sunderland. He has published widely on men's practices, child welfare and comparative social welfare. His major publications include Men, Masculinities and Social Welfare (1995), Protecting Children in Europe: Towards a New Millennium (1997) (as coeditor) and Children and Social Welfare in Europe (1998).