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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, and 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.
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'An important turning point in the development of studies of men's practices. 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, author of Discovering Men '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. An essential work for the essential project of changing masculinities on a global scale.' Harry Brod, editor of The Making of Masculinities: The New Men's Studies '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.' Oystein Gullvag Holter, Work Research Institute, Oslo 'If there is such a thing as applied gender theory, this is its first textbook.' Choice
Bob Pease is a 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 and 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).
1. Introduction: Studying Men's Practices and Gender Relations in a Global Context - Bob Pease and Keith Pringle Part I: 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 II: 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 Afterword 17. Globalizing Men: Rethinking Commonality and Diversity in Men's Practices - Keith Pringle and Bob Pease