African Masculinities / Edition 1

African Masculinities / Edition 1

by Lahoucine Ouzgane
     
 

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

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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
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

African Masculinities: An Introduction--Robert Morrell and Lahoucine Ouzgane
• I. INTERPRETING MASCULINITY
• A Grammar of Black Masculinity: A Body of Science--Arthur F. Saint-Aubin
• Somewhere, Over the Rainbow: Cape Town, South Africa, as a "Gay Destination"--Glen S. Elder
• Visualizing Homosexualities in Africa, Dakan: An Interview with Filmmaker Mohamed Camara--Beti Ellerson
• Hausa Concepts of Masculinity and the 'Yan Daudu'--Frank A. Salamone
• II. REPRESENTING MASCULINITY
• To Be A Man: Changing Constructions of Manhood in Drum Magazine, 1951-1965--Lindsay Clowes *
Of Masks, Mimicry, Misogyny, and Miscegenation: Forging Black South African Masculinity in Bloke Modisane's Blame Me On History--Meredith Goldsmith
• The Troubled Masculinities of Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions--Kathryn Holland
• (Dis)Enabling Masculinities: The Word and the Body, Class Politics and Male Sexuality in El Saadawi's God Dies by the Nile--Sally Hayward
• The Masculine Subject of Colonialism: The Egyptian Loss of the Sudan--Wilson Chacko Jacob
• III. CONSTRUCTING MASCULINITY
• Gender and Embodiment: Expectations of Manliness in a Zambian Village--Paul Dover *
Poverty, male disempowerment and male sexuality: Rethinking men and masculinities in rural and urban East Africa --Margrethe Silberschmidt
• Violence and the gendered negotiation of masculinity among young black school boys in South Africa--Deevia Bhana
• 'Ugandans', Cats and Others: Constructing Student Masculinities at the University of Botswana--Rob Pattman
• IV. CONTESTING MASCULINITY
• Indentured Masculinity in Colonial Natal, 1860-1910--Goolam Vahed
• Men Doing "Women's Work": Masculinity and Gender Relations Among Street Vendors in Maputo, Mozambique--Victor Agadjanian
• Men, movements and gender transformation in South Africa--Robert Morrell
• Sexuality, Masculinity, and Infertility in Egypt: Potent Troubles in the Marital and Medical Encounters--Marcia C. Inhorn

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