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Masculinities in Contemporary Africa
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Although gender and non-gender scholars have studied men, such an academic exercise requires a critical and focused study of masculine subjects in particular social contexts, which is what this book attempts to do. This empirically rich collection of essays, the seventh of the CODESRIA Gender Series, deals with critical examinations of various shades and ramifications of Africa's masculinities and what these portend for the peoples of Africa and for gender relations in the continent. So much has changed in terms of notions and expressions of masculinities in Africa since ancient times, but many aspects of contemporary masculinities were fashioned during and since the colonial period. The papers in this volume were initially discussed at the 2005 month-long CODESRIA Gender Institute in Dakar. The contributors are gender scholars drawn from various disciplines in the wide fields of the humanities and the social sciences with research interests in the critical study of men and masculinities in Africa. The CODESRIA Gender Series aims at keeping alive and nourishing the African social science knowledge base with insightful research and debates that challenge conventional wisdom, structures and ideologies that are narrowly informed by caricatures of gender realities. The series strives to showcase the best in African gender research and provide a platform for emerging new talents to flower.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover / Page de couverture
  2. pp. c-c
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  1. Title Page / Page de titre
  2. pp. i-i
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  1. Copyright Page / Page des droits d'auteur
  2. pp. ii-ii
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  1. Contents / Sommaire
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Acknowledgement
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Chapter 1 - Introduction Are African Males Men? Sketching African Masculinities
  2. pp. 12-17
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  1. Chapter 2 - Studying Men in Africa Critically
  2. pp. 18-33
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  1. Chapter 3 - Masculinity and Ritual Violence: A Study of Bullfighting among the Luhyia of Western Kenya
  2. pp. 34-53
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  1. Chapter 4 - The Masculine Discursive Construction of Rape in the Kenyan Press
  2. pp. 54-72
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  1. Chapitre 5 - La Masculinité au Maroc entre Traditions, Modernité et Intégrisme
  2. pp. 73-87
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  1. Chapitre 6 - La Formation la Masculinité entre la Tradition et la Modernité (le cas du sud du Togo)
  2. pp. 88-109
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  1. Chapter 7 - White Men: An Exploration of Intersections of Masculinity, Whiteness and Colonialism and the Engagement of Counter-Hegemonic Projects
  2. pp. 110-132
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  1. Chapitre 8 - L’État moderne africain et le patriarcat public
  2. pp. 133-162
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  1. Chapter 9 - Men’s Role in Persistent Rural Poverty: Lessons from Kenya
  2. pp. 163-176
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  1. Chapter 10 - Student Fathers and the Challengue to Masculinities in Kenyan Universities
  2. pp. 177-190
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  1. Chapter 11 - The Interaction of Gender and Migration: Household Relations in Rural and Urban Mozambique
  2. pp. 191-208
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  1. Chapter 12 - ‘Lifting the Cloak on Manhood’: Coverage of Xhosa Male Circumcision in the South African Press
  2. pp. 209-228
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  1. Chapitre 13 - Ordre masculin, violences politiques et initiatives féminines pour la paix au Congo Brazzaville de 1991 à 1999
  2. pp. 229-247
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  1. Back Cover / Page de quartrieme
  2. pp. bc-bc
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