First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

chapter |8 pages

Introduction: The trouble with men

ByJeff Hearn, Jeanette Edwards, Jennie Popay, Ann Oakley

part I|90 pages

Theory, discourse and policy

chapter 1|26 pages

The welfare of men?

ByJeff Hearn

chapter 2|26 pages

Troubled masculinities in social policy discourses

Young men
ByJeff Hearn

chapter 3|36 pages

Troubled masculinities in social policy discourses

ByFiona Williams

part II|158 pages

Women and men on men and welfare

chapter 4|27 pages

Are men good for the welfare of women and children?

ByAnn Oakley, Alan S. Rigby

chapter 5|19 pages

Out of control

Men, violence and family life
ByJalna Hanmer

chapter 6|34 pages

Men will be men

The ambiguity of men's support for men who have been violent to known women
ByJeff Hearn

chapter 7|15 pages

Male carers in marriage

Re-examining feminist analysis of informal care
ByGillian Parker, Julie Seymour

chapter 8|35 pages

'I'm just a bloke who's had kids'

Men and women on parenthood
BySue Clarke, Jennie Popay

chapter 9|26 pages

'All jumbled up'

Employed women with unemployed husbands
ByDavid Waddington, Chas Critcher, Bella Dicks

part III|80 pages

Service providers, men and welfare

chapter 10|28 pages

Screening out men

Or 'Has Mum changed her washing powder recently?'
ByJeanette Edwards

chapter 11|25 pages

Redundant men and overburdened women

Local service providers and the construction of gender in ex-mining communities
ByBella Dicks, David Waddington, Chas Critcher

chapter 12|25 pages

Men and childcare

Policy and practice
ByKeith Pringle