What does it mean to be a man? Prescriptive gender norms limit the lives of both men and women. Earlier this week Neha Kagal described how women’s empowerment in wastepicker communities in India has had a transformative impact on gender relations. Here Shannon Philip looks at how men and women in New Delhi are affected by ideas of masculinity and …
About the Author
Shannon Philip is a PhD student in International Development at the University of Oxford. His research is qualitative and he is interested in social, cultural and political changes in the lives of young people in India and the global south more broadly. His research expertise is in the fields of masculinities, gender and development, youth, employment, urban planning and development policy.