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African Masculinities: Men in Africa from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present / Edition 1
     

African Masculinities: Men in Africa from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present / Edition 1

by L. Ouzgane, R. Morrell
 

ISBN-10: 1403965870

ISBN-13: 9781403965875

Pub. Date: 12/13/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

While masculinity studies enjoys considerable growth in the West, there is very little analysis of African masculinities. This volume explores what it means for an African to be masculine and how male identity is shaped by cultural forces. The editors believe that to tackle the important questions in Africa-the many forms of violence (wars, genocides, familial

Overview

While masculinity studies enjoys considerable growth in the West, there is very little analysis of African masculinities. This volume explores what it means for an African to be masculine and how male identity is shaped by cultural forces. The editors believe that to tackle the important questions in Africa-the many forms of violence (wars, genocides, familial violence and crime) and the AIDS pandemic-it is necessary to understand how a combination of a colonial past, patriarchal cultural structures and a variety of religious and knowledge systems creates masculine identities and sexualities. The work done in the book particularly bears in mind how vulnerability and marginalization produce complex forms of male identity. The book is interdisciplinary and is the first in-depth and comprehensive study of African men as a gendered category.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403965875
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
12/13/2005
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

African Masculinities: An Introduction; R.Morrell & L.Ouzgane PART I: INTERPRETING MASCULINITY A Grammar of Black Masculinity: A Body of Science; A.F.Saint-Aubin Somewhere, Over the Rainbow: Cape Town, South Africa, as a 'Gay Destination' - G.S.Elder Visualizing Homosexualities in Africa, Dakan: An Interview with Filmmaker Mohamed Camara; B.Ellerson Hausa Concepts of Masculinity and the 'Yan Daudu'; F.A.Salamone PART II: REPRESENTING MASCULINITY To Be A Man: Changing Constructions of Manhood in Drum Magazine, 1951-1965; L.Clowes Of Masks, Mimicry, Misogyny, and Miscegenation: Forging Black South African Masculinity in Bloke Modisane's Blame Me On History ; M.Goldsmith The Troubled Masculinities of Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions; K.Holland (Dis)Enabling Masculinities: The Word and the Body, Class Politics and Male Sexuality in El Saadawi's God Dies by the Nile; S.Hayward The Masculine Subject of Colonialism: The Egyptian Loss of the Sudan; W.C.Jacob PART III: CONSTRUCTING MASCULINITY Gender and Embodiment: Expectations of Manliness in a Zambian Village; P.Dover Poverty, Male Disempowerment and Male Sexuality: Rethinking Men and Masculinities in Rural and Urban East Africa; M.Silberschmidt Violence and the Gendered Negotiation of Masculinity Among Young Black School Boys in South Africa; D.Bhana 'Ugandans', Cats and Others: Constructing Student Masculinities at the University of Botswana; R.Pattman PART IV: CONTESTING MASCULINITY Indentured Masculinity in Colonial Natal, 1860-1910; G.Vahed Men Doing 'Women's Work': Masculinity and Gender Relations Among Street Vendors in Maputo, Mozambique; V.Agadjanian Men, Movements and Gender Transformation in South Africa; R.Morrell Sexuality, Masculinity, and Infertility in Egypt: Potent Troubles in the Marital and Medical Encounters; M.C.Inhorn

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