Masculinity and “Generational Poverty” in a Faith-Based Homelessness Advocacy Program: Race and Class Viewed through the “Lenses of Gender”

Masculinity and “Generational Poverty” in a Faith-Based Homelessness Advocacy Program: Race and Class Viewed through the “Lenses of Gender”

The following ethnographic study was conducted to better understand the site-specific, qualitative impact of organizational, taken-for-granted assumptions and practices regarding gender and family life in the reproduction of on-the-ground gender inequality. More specifically, this case study considers the consequences of organizational assumptions consistent with Bem’s (1993) three “lenses of gender” – androcentrism, essentialism, and polarization – on direct service provision for homeless clients in a small, faith-based, social service provider.

JOURNAL: Gender Panic, Gender Policy
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017