Undressing Patriarchy: Men and Structural Violence

Edström, J., Das, A. and Dolan, C.
IDS Bulletin 45.1
Editor Edström, J., Das, A. and Dolan, C.
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Much has happened in debates, practice and policy on gender in development since the ‘Men, Masculinities and Development’ IDS Bulletin was published in April 2000. The present issue follows up by drawing contributions from participants at the international symposium ‘Undressing Patriarchy’, which took place in September 2013.

It explores the shifting field of men and masculinities and how often conflicted engagements with the feminist project of redressing gender inequalities might be radicalised through a deeper analysis of patriarchy and our relationship to it, as well as by linking it to other struggles for sexual and human rights, or social justice. The methodology of ‘undressing patriarchy’ focuses on the underlying drivers of gender equality, rather than getting stuck in a generalised fallacy casting all men as patriarchs.

The findings and conclusions of this IDS Bulletin include recommendations for practice, politics and policy, with clear directions flagged for deepening research and debates. There seems to be a growing interest and demand for developing new research on patriarchy and ‘men in power’ across different sectors and settings. More enabling theories of change and conceptual frameworks along with practical methodologies for consciousness-raising and facilitating dialogues all need further development. We hope this IDS Bulletin will trigger new thoughts and contribute significantly to an ongoing conversation.

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Table of contents

Introduction: Undressing Patriarchy and Masculinities to Re-politicise Gender
Jerker Edström, with Abhijit Das and Chris Dolan

PERSPECTIVES ON MEN, MASCULINITIES AND SHIFTING PATRIARCHAL ORDERS

‘Money has More Weight than the Man’: Masculinities in the Marriages of Angolan War Veterans
John Spall

Poor Man’s Patriarchy: Gender Roles and Global Crises
Alexandra Kelbert and Naomi Hossain

Are Masculinities Changing? Ethnographic Exploration of a Gender Intervention with Men in Rural Maharashtra, India
Ahonaa Roy and Abhijit Das

Homophobia and Patriarchy in Nicaragua: A Few Ideas to Start a Debate
Patrick Welsh

Sex Work Undresses Patriarchy with Every Trick!
Meena Saraswathi Seshu and Aarthi Pai

EVOLVING WORK WITH MEN AND BOYS

The HIV Blind Spot: Men and HIV Testing, Treatment and Care in Sub-Saharan Africa
Tim Shand, Hayley Thomson-de Boor, Wessel van den Berg, Dean Peacock and
Laura Pascoe

Male Engagement in Deconstructing Institutional Violence in Kenya
Phil Erick Otieno

Changing Men: Challenging Stereotypes. Reflections on Working with Men on Gender Issues in India
Abhijit Das and Satish K. Singh

DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND MEN AND BOYS

Has Patriarchy been Stealing the Feminists’ Clothes? Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and UN Security Council Resolutions
Chris Dolan

A Radical Agenda for Men’s Caregiving
Gary Barker

Gender and Development Cooperation: Scaling up Work with Men and Boys
Paul Dover

THE POLITICS OF THE ‘MEN AND BOYS’ ENCOUNTER WITH FEMINISM

Reflecting on the Oppressor in the Mirror
Marc Peters

Towards an Intersectional Approach to Patriarchy: Male Homosociality in an American Context
Frank G. Karioris

The Male Order Development Encounter
Jerker Edström

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07-Jan-14
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