Men of the Global South

A Reader


Men of the Global South: A Reader is the most diverse and accessible volume yet published on men and masculinities throughout the developing world. A Reader that also offers a wide range of original contributions, it explores male experience in a uniquely vivid and accessible way. Adam Jones provides a framing introduction that surveys the growing literature on Southern men and masculinities, and links it to the broader study of gender and development. Six main sections portray different aspects of male experience in the global South: 'Family and Sexuality', ;Ritual & Belief', 'Work', 'Governance and Conflict', 'Migrations' and 'Masculinities in Motion'. The text, richly complemented by a number of photographs, serves as an ideal introduction to the lives of men and boys from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America/the Caribbean. This book will appeal to students and scholars of gender and development, as well as to general readers interested in gaining a greater understanding and appreciation of men’s roles, challenges, and contributions worldwide.
  • Zed Books; February 2008
  • ISBN 9781848131774
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Men of the Global South
  • Author: Doctor Adam Jones
  • Imprint: Zed Books

In The Press

'Men of the Global South fills a big gap in the literature, and raises a challenge to the gender and development mainstream to explain why it overlooks the gendered lives of men as well as women.'Judy El-Bushra'This impressive collection is a much needed contribution to the visibility and understanding of diversity in the lives of men from the South.'Dubravka Zarkov, Institute of Social Studies'This pathbreaking set of essays will significantly deepen our understanding of gender and development.'R. Charli Carpenter, University of Pittsburgh'A landmark work of global gender research, bringing fresh experiences, perspectives and analyses.'Øystein Gullvåg Holter, University of Oslo'The book challenges prevailing prejudices and stereotypes while indicating differences and similarities and introducing new conceptions of masculinity.'Cathrine Brun, Norwegian University of Science and Technology'This wide-ranging and carefully-selected collection of short articles does exactly what Adam Jones set out to do: it complicates masculinity.'Anne-Marie Goetz, Peace and Security at UNIFEM

About The Author

Adam Jones is Associate Research Fellow in the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University.