Constructions of masculinity is a research study which provides a critical overview of approaches to masculinity within the development sector. In an attempt to broaden the scope of masculinities beyond ‘engaging with boys and men’s the study invited 11 researchers to identify the formation of masculinity in their everyday lives- homes, community, media, public and work space. The intention was to capture a cross diversity of perspectives that can enable understanding on how masculinity is shaped by caste, class, religion and sexuality. Thus, our aim was to argue against any notion of a standardized, unchanging masculinity, drawing attention instead to it as an ideology, an everyday practice & performance, and a set of norms and rules.

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