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The other half of gender : men's issues in development

Author: Ian Bannon; Maria Correia
Publisher: Washington, DC : World Bank, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book is an attempt to bring the gender and development debate full circle-from a much-needed focus on empowering women to a more comprehensive gender framework that considers gender as a system that affects both women and men. The chapters in this book explore definitions of masculinity and male identities in a variety of social contexts, drawing from experiences in Latin America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Bannon; Maria Correia
ISBN: 0821365053 9780821365052 0821365061 9780821365069
OCLC Number: 66527302
Description: xxvi, 311 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Men's issues in development / Joyce P. Jacobsen --
Men's gender relations, identity, and work-family balance in Latin America / José Olavarría --
Men's participation as fathers in Latin America and the Caribbean: critical literature review and policy options / Gary Barker --
The role of men in families in the Caribbean: a historical perspective / Barry Chevannes --
Masculinity and violence in Colombia: deconstructing the conventional way of becoming a man / Fredy Hernán Gómez Alcaraz and Carlos Iván García Suárez --
Growing up poor and male in the Americas: reflections from research and practice with young men in low-income communities in Rio de Janeiro / Gary Barker --
Fearing Africa's young men: male youth, conflict, urbanization, and the case of Rwanda / Marc Sommers --
Young men and the construction of masculinity in sub-Saharan Africa: implications for HIV/AIDS, conflict, and violence / Gary Barker and Christine Ricardo --
Young men and gender in war and postwar reconstruction: some comparative findings from Liberia and Sierra Leone / Paul Richards --
Collapsing livelihoods and the crisis of masculinity in rural Kenya / Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo and Paul Francis --
Gender and its discontents: moving to men-streaming development / Maria C. Correia and Ian Bannon.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Bannon and Maria C. Correia.


Brings the gender and development debate full circle - from a focus on empowering women to a gender framework that considers gender as a system that affects both women and men. This book draws on a  Read more...


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