Masculine Power and Gender Equality: Masculinities as Change Agents

  • Russell Luyt
  • Kathleen Starck

About this book


This book explores how political institutions can challenge dominant and normative masculinities, guiding thinking instead toward a transformation of gendered power structures and general equality.  Representing a range of relevant areas, the expert chapter authors provide various methodological and theoretical approaches applied to shifting gender meanings in cultural, national, and social contexts.  Authors also represent a variety of cultures, contributing to the multi-perspective debate about how best to achieve gender equality in the real world.

Among the topics discussed:
  • Reimagining masculinities, their everyday practice and practical interventions 
  • Towards a feminist theory of male rape
  • Political implications of challenging men’s everyday practices through domestic violence primary prevention work
  • Men as allies: a case study of White Ribbon Australia
Masculine Power and Gender Equality: Masculinities as Change Agents provides valuable insight into strategies for re-imagining male-dominated power structures and promoting gender equality.


gender equality masculinities NGO's political structure gender norms gender and politics political process

Editors and affiliations

  • Russell Luyt
    • 1
  • Kathleen Starck
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GreenwichLondonUK
  2. 2.University of Koblenz-LandauLandauGermany

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