By Lahoucine Ouzgane, Robert Morrell
Whereas masculinity experiences enjoys significant progress within the West, there's little or no research of African masculinities. This quantity explores what it skill for an African to be masculine and the way male identification is formed via cultural forces. The editors think that to take on the real questions in Africa-the many types of violence (wars, genocides, familial violence and crime) and the AIDS pandemic-it is critical to appreciate how a mixture of a colonial previous, patriarchal cultural constructions and numerous spiritual and data structures creates masculine identities and sexualities. The paintings performed within the booklet really bears in brain how vulnerability and marginalization produce advanced varieties of male identification. The booklet is interdisciplinary and is the 1st in-depth and complete learn of African males as a gendered classification.
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Extra resources for African Masculinities: Men in Africa from the Late 19th Century to the Present
In some quarters, there is recognition of the need to work with men and to promote new ideas of masculinity, though this is by no means universal. In Swaziland, for example, where levels of HIV/AIDS are very high, there have been recent signs of men taking responsibility for addressing the challenge of AIDS. Charles Mduli, a trade unionist and one of the founders of the Swaziland Alliance of Men, acknowledges the nature of the challenge: “I don’t think we knew how bad we were until we started reading news reports about the chauvinistic Swazi man.
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James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room (New York: Modern Library Dell, 1988), 39. 5. Schiebinger, 156. Since the nineteenth century, the shameful episode of the “Hottentot Venus” has been written about extensively. This was the African woman, whose Dutch name was Saartjie Baartman but whose original African name is unrecorded, who was transported by a surgeon (Alexandre Dunlap) from the British colony on the Cape of Good Hope to London in 1810. There, because of a condition known as stealopygia (enlarged buttocks), she became a curiosity attraction and was exhibited publicly.
African Masculinities: Men in Africa from the Late 19th Century to the Present by Lahoucine Ouzgane, Robert Morrell