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Bannon and Correia (2006) – The Other Half of Gender – Men’s Issues in Development


This book is an attempt to bring the gender and development debate full circle-from a much-needed focus on empowering women to a more comprehensive gender framework that considers gender as a system that affects both women and men. The chapters in this book explore definitions of masculinity and male identities in a variety of social contexts, drawing from experiences in Latin America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa. It draws on a slowly emerging realization that attaining the vision of gender equality will be difficult, if not impossible, without changing the ways in which masculinities are defined and acted upon. Although changing male gender norms will be a difficult and slow process, we must begin by understanding how versions of masculinities are defined and acted upon.

-Excerpt from Open Knowledge Repository.


Bannon, Ian, and Maria C. Correia, eds. 2006. The Other Half of Gender: Men’s Issues in Development. Washington, DC: The World Bank.


World Bank – Open Knowledge Repository: openknowledge.worldbank.org


  • The entire book is filled with related research, however the following chapters are the most applicable:
    • Barker, Gary – Men’s Participation as Fathers in Latin America and the Caribbean: Critical Literature Review and Policy Options
      • Chapter 3, 43–72
    • Barker and Ricardo – Young Men and the Contruction of Masculinity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implication for HIV/AIDS, Conflict, and Violence
      • Chater 8, 159–93
    • Correia and Bannon – Gender and Its Discontents: Move to Men-streaming Development
      • Chapter 11, p. 245–60
  • Released under a Creative Common license: Attribution 3.0 IGO (CC BY 3.0 IGO)

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