The Other Half of Gender: Men's Issues in Development by Maria C. Correia (Author), Ian Bannon (Editor)

By Maria C. Correia (Author), Ian Bannon (Editor)

This e-book is an try to carry the gender and improvement debate complete circle—from a much-needed specialize in empowering ladies to a extra entire gender framework that considers gender as a procedure that is affecting either men and women. The chapters during this e-book discover definitions of masculinity and male identities in quite a few social contexts, drawing from studies in Latin the USA, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa. It attracts on a slowly rising awareness that achieving the imaginative and prescient of gender equality should be tough, if now not very unlikely, with out altering the ways that masculinities are outlined and acted upon. even though altering male gender norms can be a tough and gradual approach, we needs to commence by way of figuring out how types of masculinities are outlined and acted upon.

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Work on men and masculinity includes writings by psychologists such as Pollack (1998, and other works) and Connell (1995, and other works). Sociologists (including Kimmel [1996] and several other single-author works and edited volumes) and organizational behaviorists (Hearn 1992) have also weighed in, along with political scientists, anthropologists, and literary criticism scholars. Work by non-English-speaking authors is less common, but Welzer-Lang (2000) has made recent contributions in French; Ghoussoub and Sinclair-Webb (2000) have written about male issues in a Middle Eastern context; and a number of anthropological studies on masculinity have focused on cultural contexts (Gutmann 1996, regarding Mexican men).

Indeed, many people have argued the opposite. For instance, in the introduction to a recent volume on poverty in developing countries, García (2000) focuses on how women’s poverty is different from men’s and in general makes the case that poor women are systematically worse off than poor men. Çagatay (1998) also argues that women are poorer than men and that poor women are poorer than poor men. Poverty is generally measured on a household basis, a point Çagatay emphasizes to argue that female-headed households are generally the poorest of the poor.

These countries, however, tend to have higher enrollments on average than countries at the other end of the scale, implying that this gender imbalance is more likely to emerge when educational attendance is relatively high. These aggregate numbers have not escaped notice in developed countries, where there has been renewed interest in gendered educational outcomes. , below average) grades, comprise two-thirds of students considered learning disabled, represent a majority of high school dropouts, and make up 80 percent of students diagnosed with attention deficit disorder.

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