Friday 26 April 2013

Do Men Have a Role in Ending Violence Against Women & Children?

Here are a few publications in the BCSTH Library Catalogue by men who speak on  the role of men in ending violence against women and children.

Link to the author's website for more information, such as online videos, articles, books etc. BCSTH Members may email us to borrow any of these resources, and others they find in the BCSTH Library Catalogue.

1. Jackson Katz

What's in the BCSTH Library Catalogue by Jackson Katz.
If it's out, we can place it on hold for you.
We have quite a selection of resources by this author for members to borrow or link to, as you can see from the library catalogue screen shot, from 10 Things Men Can Do To Prevent Gender Violence to The Macho Paradox (2006) and Men Speak Out (2008), to the very popular DVDs Spin the Bottle, Tough Guide, and Wrestling with Manhood.

2. Paul Kivel

We have several of Kivel's publications, including Boys Will Be Men (1999) and Men's Work: How to Stop the Violence that Tears our Lives Apart (1992) [DVD].

Kivel also writes for children: I Can Make My World A Safer Place for adults to read to children aged 6 - 11 (2001), and Making the Peace: A 15-session violence prevention curriculum for young people .

3. Michael Kaufman & Michael Kimmel

The Guy's Guide to Feminism (2011) is a popular read with good information for anyone. It is authored by Kaufman and Kimmel.

Both Kaufman and Kimmel have chapters in the academic text Gender Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2007). They also feature in the academic text Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Power (2008).

Cracking the Armour: Power, Pain and the Lives of Men (1994) is an earlier publication by Kaufman. Kimmel writes Guyland: The Perilous World where Boys Become Men (2008).

4. What More?
  • Canadian men and masculinities : historical and contemporary perspectives, edited by Christopher J. Greig and Wayne J. Martino, 2012.
"The chief aim of this book is to examine, from historical and contemporary perspectives, the production and performance of men, boys, and embodied masculinities in the Canadian context. Within this framework Canadian Men and Masculinities explores a range of issues including modern fatherhood, black male athleticism, indigenous masculinities, and wrestling and body building."
  • Men's attitudes and behaviours towards violence against women, Alberta Council of Women's Shelters, 2012.
  • Equality with a vengeance : men's rights groups, battered women, and antifeminist backlash (2011).

    The other side of the coin... "looking at efforts by men's rights groups in the United States to file lawsuits to remove funding from shelters and services for battered women. The argument that domestic violence is gender neutral is examined as part of the backlash against feminism."

Please visit the BCSTH Library to learn more about resources and information services developed especially for members of the BC Society of Transition Houses, and contact us for more information.

Deb & Tina, Co-Librarians
BC Society of Transition Houses
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada