A Man's World

Changing Men's Practices in a Globalized World

Bob Pease and Keith Pringle

A Man's World

Bob Pease and Keith Pringle

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272 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2001
Paper $44.95 ISBN: 9781856499125 Published January 2002 For sale in North and South America only
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.
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
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