Men, masculinities, peace, and violence: A multi-level overview on justice and conflict

Jeff Hearn, Kopano Ratele, Tamara Shefer, Anisur Rahman Khan

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Abstract

The relations between men, masculinities and violence, peace, justice, and conflict are of clear importance, yet often remain unaddressed explicitly in analysis, policy, and practice. This chapter overviews the large body of feminist and critical literature on these multi-level connections. Violence, non-violence, peace, justice, conflict, and post-conflict are approached through the lens of Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities (CSMM), and in terms of theory, politics, policy, and practice. The chapter begins with an overview of CSMM as a body of scholarship informing theory, policy, and practice interventions around violence, peace, justice, and conflict at interpersonal, communal, institutional, national, and transnational levels. The authors continue with an analysis of key contributions of CSMM in understanding the challenges and possibilities of peaceful, non-violent masculinities within different levels, while acknowledging intersections and overlaps between levels. It is contended that CSMM provide necessary hope and evidence that positive peace is achievable through the transformation towards more healthy, non-violent masculinities and gender relations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Feminist Peace Research
EditorsTarja Väyrynen, Swati Parashar, Élise Féron, Catia Cecilia Confortini
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter29
Pages313-323
Number of pages11
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780429024160
ISBN (Print)9780367109844
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2021

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