The Other Half of Gender: Men's Issues in Development
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 Africa. It draws on a slowly emerging realization that attaining the vision of gender equality will be difficult, if not impossible, without changing the ways in which masculinities are defined and acted upon. Although changing male gender norms will be a difficult and slow process, we must begin by understanding how versions of masculinities are defined and acted upon.
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The Other Half of Gender: Men's Issues in Development, Volume 169
Ian Bannon,Maria Correia
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Page 19 - East Asia and Pacific Europe and Central Asia Latin America and the Caribbean Middle East and North Africa...
Page 28 - One DALY can be thought of as one lost year of 'healthy' life and the burden of disease as a measurement of the gap between current health status and an ideal situation where everyone lives into old age free of disease and disability".
Page xxvi - UNDP United Nations Development Programme UNFPA United Nations Population Fund UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund...
Page 27 - Table 1) but includes an adjustment for time spent in poor health. It is most easily understood as the equivalent number of years in full health that a newborn can expect to live based on current rates of ill-health and mortality.
Page 139 - Africa is likely to perpetuate the cycle of political instability, ethnic wars, revolutions and anti-regime activities that already affects many of these countries. Unemployed youth provide exceptional fodder for radical movements and terrorist organizations, particularly in the Middle East.
Page 195 - Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women...
Page 139 - ... of international donors and of health and social service providers, the international security community, too, has begun to take notice. In April 2002, in a written response to congressional questioning, the US Central Intelligence Agency noted that "several troublesome global trends — especially the growing demographic youth bulge in developing nations whose economic systems and political ideologies are under enormous stress — will fuel the rise of more disaffected groups willing to use...
Page 76 - Such expressions are more common among the couples who have been together only a few years, and they tend to disappear as the household persists. The grandmother family (Type C) is so called because the grandmother or some female relative, perhaps a sister, usurps the function of the father and, at times, the function of the mother.
Page 5 - To recognize diversity in masculinities is not enough. We must also recognize the relations between the different kinds of masculinity: relations of alliance, dominance and subordination. These relationships are constructed through practices that exclude and include, that intimidate, exploit, and so on. There is a gender politics within masculinity
Page 219 - ... a social action process that promotes participation of people, organizations, and communities in gaining control over their lives in the community and larger society.