Men, masculinity and 'gender in development'

dc.contributor.authorCornwall, A.en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:08:27Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:08:27Zen
dc.date.issued1997en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractThe author argues that development programs concerned with gender have made gender synonymous with women, rather than focusing on men and women's separate associations, opportunities and constraints of their gender. Males have gender issues as well, and cannot always be seen as the problem. Focusing only on women does not enhance the goals of equity and empowerment that many gender in development programs seek. Furthermore, creating static categories of analysis of men and women does not accurately reflect the many roles and identities that contribute to forming a gender identity, nor does it account for cultural variations on the praised qualities associated with masculinity or femininity. Thus, the author concludes that theory and practice need to join together to create programs that reflect the complexity of gender, rather than positioning men in one corner and women in the other. In order for development programs to be successful, men and women must both be included and traditional feminist theories must be moved past to accurately understand gender as a whole.en
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dc.identifier4859en
dc.identifier.citationGender and Development 5(2): 8-13en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/741922358en
dc.identifier.issn1364-9221en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/69090en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherCarfax Publishing Companyen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.holderCopyright Carfax Publishing Companyen
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectMenen
dc.subjectGovernment institutionsen
dc.subjectUniversitiesen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectNongovernmental organizations (NGOs)en
dc.subjectGender analysisen
dc.subjectGender identityen
dc.titleMen, masculinity and 'gender in development'en
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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