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Men and Development: Politicizing Masculinities

Book Review
1 Nov 12
Peacock, D., Pino, A., and Weston, M. (2012). Book review: Men and Development: Politicizing Masculinities. Gender and Development, 20, pp. 623-626.

Men and Development: Politicizing Masculinities contributes to the growing literature on men, gender, and development. It brings together scholars and activists from across the world to make the case for including men in gender activism and to do so in more overtly political ways that pay greater attention to the structural factors shaping and maintaining gender inequalities and the often destructive norms about manhood that all too often compromise both women’s and men’s lives. Combining theoretical analysis with examples from the field, it is a thought-provoking read.

This book review provides an overview of the successes and shortcomings of each section of the book, as well as recommendations and suggestions the second edition of the book could benefit from.

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