Men's work, masculinities and gender divisions of labour

Jackson, Cecile (1999) Men's work, masculinities and gender divisions of labour. Journal of Development Studies, 36 (1). pp. 89-108. ISSN 0022-0388

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Abstract

Gender analysis with an explicit focus on men and masculinities has yet to be applied to many developing country contexts or to issues of gender divisions of labour. This article explores the shape that such analyses might take, arguing for a greater conceptual emphasis, in studies of gender divisions of labour, on embodied subjectivities, on agency and on the complexity of gender domination, and for further methodological critique of definitions and measurement of work. Through a discussion of mainly south Asian examples it is suggested that specific groups of men experience well‐being threats as a consequence of high work intensity. It is also proposed that we gain a better understanding of gender divisions of labour, including how women might make use of codes of manliness, through greater analytical attention to men's work and masculinities, since women's investments in subject positions, and agency, develops in relation to men's.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: Abigail Dalgleish
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2011 12:47
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 01:58
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/33807
DOI: 10.1080/00220389908422613

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