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Men and Masculinities in Europe
Keith Pringle, Jeff Hearn, Harry Ferguson,Dimitar Kambourov, Voldemar Kolga, Emmi Lattu, Ursula Müller, Marie Nordberg, Irina Novikova,Elzbieta Oleksy, Joanna Rydzewska, Iva Smidova, Teemu Tallberg, Herrta Niemi
Categories: Social Policy
Published: November 2006
216 x 140 x 24 mm
Publisher: Whiting & Birch Ltd
This book reviews the state of knowledge on men and masculinities between ten European countries, emphasising both the differences and the similarities between them.
The volume draws upon the outcomes of a recently-completed major research exercise undertaken by network funded by the European Commission-funded Research Network on Men in Europe. It contains contributions by some of Europe’s leading scholars in the field. Special emphasis is placed on four key themes: home and work, social exclusion, violences, and health. There is also a particular focus on the fundamental changes taking place in Central and Eastern Europe in the post-socialist period; and to the questions of politics and ethnicity in contemporary Europe. Addressing politics, policy and analysis around men and masculinities in relation to these and other matters is an immensely urgent task not only for European and Trans-European political structures but also for European societies themselves.
In the past, masculinity and men’s powers and practices were taken for granted. Gender was largely seen as a matter of and for women. This is now changing in the face of rapid but contradictory social change. This book will be essential reading for anyone, whether academic, policy maker, or concerned citizen, who wishes to understand these social processes and their implications for the societies of Europe.
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