Men, Gender Divisions and Welfare

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  • Copyright: 1998-02-20
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Men, Gender Divisions and Welfareis a fresh look at the balance of responsibilities and control in care-giving in both the public and private spheres. Using previously unpublished empirical data, the contributors focus on male experiences of welfare services, especially in consideration of how health care providers have traditionally "given" women the role of responsibility for others' welfare. The contributors also present both men's views on their responsibilities as fathers and husbands and the experience of male caregivers.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Theory, Discourse and Policyp. 9
The Welfare of Men?p. 11
Notesp. 31
Troubled Masculinities in Social Policy Discoursesp. 37
Notep. 59
Troubled Masculinities in Social Policy Discoursesp. 63
Notesp. 93
Referencesp. 95
Women and Men on Men and Welfarep. 99
Are Men Good for the Welfare of Women and Children?p. 101
Out of Controlp. 128
Men Will Be Menp. 147
Male Carers in Marriagep. 181
'i'm Just a Bloke Who's Had Kids'p. 196
'all Jumbled Up'p. 231
Service Providers, Men and Welfarep. 257
Screening Out Menp. 259
Redundant Men and Overburdened Womenp. 287
Referencesp. 311
Men and Childcarep. 312
Referencesp. 332
Indexp. 337
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