Macho macho man : masculinity in Latin America and the quest for gender equality

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dc.contributor.advisor Ulicki, Theresa
dc.coverage.spatial Latin America
dc.creator Byers, Kimberley 2011-11-21T18:36:51Z 2011-11-21T18:36:51Z 2010
dc.identifier.other HQ1090.7 L29 B945 2010
dc.description 128 leaves ; 28 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 119-128).
dc.description.abstract The thesis argues the gender and development (GAD) approach neglects a very important consideration, namely, that women's subordinated position in society cannot be solved solely through women, but rather must be done cohesively with both women and men acting as partners to attain gender equality. The common connection between Latin American men and machismo does not reflect the full breadth of male identities and impacts how men are engaged in the gender and development process. In order for GAD to remain viable, it needs to consider the experiences and voices of men. The thesis examines Program H in Brazil, Salud y Genero in Mexico, and Cantera and the Association of Men Against Violence in Nicaragua. The benefit of focusing on how to engage men, rather than to exclude them, is to identify and develop best practices for future efforts to increase the likelihood of achieving sustained gender equality. en_CA
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dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc HQ1090.7.L29
dc.subject.lcsh Men -- Latin America -- Identity
dc.subject.lcsh Masculinity -- Latin America
dc.subject.lcsh Sexism
dc.title Macho macho man : masculinity in Latin America and the quest for gender equality en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA Master of Arts in International Development Studies Masters International Development Studies Program Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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