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Author Shefer, Tamara.

Title From Boys to Men : Social Constructions of Masculinity in Contemporary Society
Published Chicago : Juta Academic, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (295 pages)
Contents Cover; Copyright; CONTENTS; Foreword by Raewyn Connell; About the contributors; Introduction From boys to men: an overview; Chapter 1 The problems boys and men create, the problems boys and men experience; Chapter 2 Researching and working with boys and young men in southern Africa in the context of HIV/Aids: a radical approac; Chapter 3 Multiple meanings of manhood among boys in Ghana; Chapter 4 Do you want to be a father? School-going youth in Durban schools at the turn of the 21st century; Chapter 5 Teenage masculinity: the double find of conformity to hegemonic standards
Chapter 12 Culture change, Zulu masculinity and intergenerational conflict in the context of civil war in Pietermaritzburg (1987-1991)References; Index; Picture credits
Chapter 6 'Moffies, jock and cool guys': boys' accounts of masculinity and their resistance in contextChapter 7 South African boys with plans for the future: why a focus on dominant discourses tells us only a part of the story; Chapter 8 'A woman cannot marry a boy': rescue, spectacle and transitional Xhosa masculinities; Chapter 9 Social construction of masculinity on the racial and gendered margins of Cape Town; Chapter 10 Masculinities in the era of HIV/Aids: the perspectives of rural male Zulu youth; Chapter 11 Masculinities in the ANC-led liberation movement
Summary Representing the work of some of the best-known theorists and researchers in masculinities and feminism in South Africa, this highly original work is comprised of a collection of papers presented at the "From Boys to Men" conference held in January 2005. Based on rich ethnographic studies in South Africa and elsewhere in in the continent, this collection addresses the argument that because South African feminine studies are fraught with problems, boys and men should be included in all research and intervention work studying gender equality and transformation. Chapters examine several issues of
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Form Electronic book
Author Buikema, R
Ratele, Kopano.
Shabalala, N
Strebel, A
ISBN 1920499865