Recent Submissions

  • Introduction: Undressing Patriarchy and Masculinities to Re?politicise Gender 

    Edström, Jerker; Das, Abhijit; Dolan, Chris (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, January 20)
    Much has happened in debates, practice and policy on gender in development since the millennium, when an IDS Bulletin was first published on ‘Men, Masculinities and Development’. The present issue picks up on several ...
  • ‘Money has More Weight than the Man’: Masculinities in the Marriages of Angolan War Veterans 

    Spall, John (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, January 20)
    This article discusses how male Angolan war veterans navigated the sudden shift from the rigours of military discipline to life in a civilian society they no longer recognised, where money had become a dominant social ...
  • Homophobia and Patriarchy in Nicaragua: A Few Ideas to Start a Debate 

    Welsh, Patrick (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, January 20)
    Reflecting on a 25?year?old study on cultural constructions of same?sex sexual relations between men in Nicaragua, which described a submissive–dominant – or cochón–cochonero – model, this article contrasts this notion ...
  • Are Masculinities Changing? Ethnographic Exploration of a Gender Intervention with Men in Rural Maharashtra, India 

    Roy, Ahonaa; Das, Abhijit (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, January 20)
    Samajhdar Jodidar is a community?based intervention with men in rural Maharashtra in India that is aimed at reducing gender disparities at the family and community level. The intervention is based on the results achieved ...
  • Poor Man's Patriarchy: Gender Roles and Global Crises 

    Kelbert, Alexandra; Hossain, Naomi (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, January 20)
    This article argues that rapid recent global economic shocks have revealed a poor man's patriarchy – a washed?out version of ancient male privileges, but yoked to responsibilities poor men can rarely meet. At the same time, ...
  • Male Engagement in Deconstructing Institutional Violence in Kenya 

    Otieno, Phil Erick (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, January 20)
    As violence is a power issue, there is a need to understand the root causes and the manifestations of power relations in all spheres of life. In this regard, it is important to change norms and attitudes, as well as to ...
  • The HIV Blind Spot: Men and HIV Testing, Treatment and Care in Sub?Saharan Africa 

    Shand, Tim; Thomson?de Boor, Hayley; van den Berg, Wessel; Peacock, Dean; Pascoe, Laura (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, January 20)
    Evidence shows that men are significantly underrepresented in HIV and AIDS testing and treatment services – both in sub?Saharan Africa and globally. HIV policies within sub?Saharan Africa also have insufficient focus on ...
  • Sex Work Undresses Patriarchy with Every Trick! 

    Seshu, Meena Saraswathi; Pai, Aarthi (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, January 20)
    Some feminists argue that sex work reduces the female body to an object of sexual pleasure to be exploited in the marketplace by any male – an argument consistent with patriarchal notions of protection, reverence and ...
  • A Radical Agenda for Men's Caregiving 

    Barker, Gary (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, January 20)
    The gender equality agenda has long discussed the unequal burden of care work for women and girls. But this debate has seldom focused on how to create the conditions necessary for men and boys to do more care work and be ...
  • Has Patriarchy been Stealing the Feminists' Clothes? Conflict?related Sexual Violence and UN Security Council Resolutions 

    Dolan, Chris (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, January 20)
    The UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2106, in June 2013, and the declaration on preventing sexual violence in conflict adopted by G8 in London, in April 2013, signal a possible paradigm shift in how the international ...
  • Changing Men: Challenging Stereotypes. Reflections on Working with Men on Gender Issues in India 

    Das, Abhijit; Singh, Satish K. (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, January 20)
    This article describes the journey and lessons of a 12?year?long and still ongoing experience of the two authors in working with men at the community level in different parts of India. Starting with addressing domestic ...
  • Reflecting on the Oppressor in the Mirror 

    Peters, Marc (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, January 20)
    Drawing extensively from personal experience, the author explores what it is like to experience patriarchy from the perspective of a person of privilege. He tracks his journey as a young white man coming to terms with the ...
  • Gender and Development Cooperation: Scaling up Work with Men and Boys 

    Dover, Paul (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, January 20)
    Work with men and boys for gender equality and women and girls' empowerment has reached a stage of critical mass within development cooperation. Efforts are now needed to scale up interventions and to embed them in policy ...
  • Towards an Intersectional Approach to Patriarchy: Male Homosociality in an American Context 

    Karioris, Frank G. (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, January 20)
    This article seeks to begin an exploration of the ways that male homosociality can be investigated and talked about using a multidimensional and intersectional lens. In doing this, it puts to the fore an understanding and ...
  • The Male Order Development Encounter 

    Edström, Jerker (© 2014 Institute of Development Studies, January 20)
    In order to more helpfully take the men and masculinities field forward within international development, we must reveal deep patriarchal structures of constraint to gender equality. This article frames an approach, by ...