Men and Masculinities in Modern Africa
Lisa A. Lindsay, Stephan Miescher
ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2003 - History - 265 pages
Extrait de la couverture : "Over the last twenty years, gender has become a major research focus in Africa studies, resulting in a surge of rich material. Yet men have rarely been the subject of gender research in Africa, and africanist scholars have yet to fully address how shifting meanings of gender have affected African men or how the understandings and practices of masculinity have been contested and transformed during the colonial and postcolonial eras. This collection is the firt to analyze the concepts and issues involved in exploring African men and the constructions of masculinity in sub-Saharan Africa. An introduction establishes the major themes of the anthology : -men as gendered actors -the social construction of masculinity -masculinity as a relational category hegemonic and subordinate masculinities This book challenges stereotypes of African men as savages, patriarchs, or emasculated colonial victims. Essays establish the centrality of gender to the social and political transformation of the 20th-centrury Africa. Chronologically and regionally diverse, the collection moves from the early colonial period through the era of independence and inclludes local studies throughtout the continent, as well as the work of both junior and senior scholars. Anyone interested in scholarship on gender and Africa will find this collection invaluable and thought provoking."
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Forsaking Their Fathers? Colonialism Christianity and Coming
King Ahebi Ugbabe in the History
Masculinity Islam and Military Veterans
11 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
African Ahebi Ahebi Ugbabe allowances argued Asante authority became become boys British called century challenge chief Christian church claimed colonial concerns construction context continued cultural domestic dominant early economic elders elite European expectations farm fathers female followed force gender Ghana History household husbands ideals ideas identities Igbo important industrial initiation institutions interview issue Journal Kenya king labor late lives London Maasai male marriage married masculinity Mau Mau meaning men's mines Mission missionaries Muslim native Nigeria noted notions officials ormeek period police political position practices railway REFERENCES relations relationships religious responsibilities role rule senior sexual social society South status struggle Studies teachers tion town trade traditional transformation Union University Press urban village wage wife wives woman women workers young