A Man's World?: Changing Men's Practices in a Globalized World

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Bob Pease, Keith Pringle
Zed Books, 2001 - Social Science - 260 pages
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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, 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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Contents

Studying Mens Practices and Gender
1
Restoration and Resistance
21
Involving Men and Boys
38
Adopting a Global Perspective on Fatherhood
52
Global Mens Health and the Crisis of Western Masculinity
69
The Cases of Finland and the UK
85
Professional Locations
103
Men and Masculinities in Latemodern Ireland
118
The Case of Brazilian Television
163
Men Changing Men in Post
177
Reconstructing Australian
191
Backlash
205
Reflections on Indian
219
Cultural Practices of Masculinity in Postapartheid South
231
A Mans World? Rethinking Commonality
245
Index
253

The Case of Sweden
135

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About the author (2001)

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).

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