Pease, B. and K. Pringle, Eds. (2001). A Man’s World? Changing Men’s Practices in a Globalized World. London and New York, Palgrave.
Much work has been produced in recent years regarding critical studies of men’s ppractices utilizing various feminist and pro-feminist perspectives. This book seeks to widen what has hitherto been a dialogue primarily within the Western democracies. The Editors have sought to achieve this by bringing together a number of established as well as new scholars in order 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; men as professional welfare workers; men’s health; men’s violence; and men’s involvement in gender equality projects. Several contributions explore the complex transnational intersections and interaction which are occurring in the way men’s practices are developing across the globe. In addition to this comparative analysis, a carefully selected and wide range of national studies are included from Europe (the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Finland); the Americas (the USA, Brazil and Nicaragua); Asia (India and Hong Kong); as well as Australia and South Africa.