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Breines et al. (2000) – Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence – A Culture of Peace Perspective

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This book is based on the first international discussion of the connections between men and masculinity, on the one hand, and peace and war, on the other. It addresses issues that are of great importance in the building of a culture of peace, but which, until very recently, have been marginalized or ignored. The chapters in this book discuss not only the existing connections between masculinities and violence, but also practical questions about how masculinities can change in ways favourable to peace and how peacemaking strategies should handle questions about masculinities.

In preparing these texts for publication, we gave attention both to preserving the distinctive perspectives from different national contexts, and to making the research, concepts and policy discussions accessible for an international audience. While the main focus of the conference was on the European region, participants also came from three other continents. We are convinced that the issues and ideas discussed here are of global significance.

We considered that the papers from the Expert Group Meeting on Male Roles and Masculinities in the Perspective of a Culture of Peace, held under the auspices of UNESCO in Oslo on 24–28 September 1997, were themselves an important resource for policy and practice, and that is the reason for this book. We hope that it will contribute to further reflection and action on the issues of masculinity, gender sensitivity and non-violence, and how these issues can contribute to the worldwide development of a culture of peace.

-Excerpt from Text, p. 9.


Reference

Breines, Ingeborg, Robert Connell, and Ingrid Eide, eds. 2000. Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence: A Culture of Peace Perspective. Paris: UNESCO.

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  • ISBN: 9789231037455; 9789231037450; 9789232037459

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Digital Library: unesdoc.unesco.org

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French translation available, see below.

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