Men and Masculinities in Modern Africa

ISBN-10: 0325002541

ISBN-13: 9780325002545

Edition: 2003

Authors: Lisa Lindsay, Stephan Miescher

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This collection is the first to analyze the concepts and issues involved in exploring African men and the constructions of masculinity in sub-Saharan Africa. Major themes include men as gendered actors, the social construction of masculinity, masculinity as a relational category, and 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 20th-century Africa. Chronologically and regionally diverse, the collection moves from the early colonial period through the era of independence and includes local studies throughout 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.
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List price: $41.25
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 6/20/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction: Men and Masculinities in Modern African History
Challenging Senior Masculinity
Forsaking Their Fathers? Colonialism, Christianity, and Coming of Age in Ovamboland, Northern Namibia
"And She Became a Man": King Ahebi Ugbabe in the History of Enugu-Ezike, Northern Igboland, 1880-1948
Old Soldiers, Young Men: Masculinity, Islam, and Military Veterans in Late 1950s Soudan Francais (Mali)
(Re)Making Men in Colonial Africa
The Making of Presbyterian Teachers: Masculinities and Programs of Education in Colonial Ghana
"Taken as Boys": The Politics of Black Police Employment and Experience in Early Twentieth-Century South Africa
Industrial Man Goes to Africa
Money, Marriage, and Masculinity on the Colonial Nigerian Railway
A "Man" in the Village Is a "Boy" in the Workplace: Colonial Racism, Worker Militance, and Igbo Notions of Masculinity in the Nigerian Coal Industry, 1930-1945
Gendered Nationalisms
Matrimony and Rebellion: Masculinity in Mau Mau
Gendered Nationalism: Forms of Masculinity in Modern Asante of Ghana
Masculinity and Modernity
Being Maasai Men: Modernity and the Production of Maasai Masculinities
To Be A Man Is More Than a Day's Work: Shifting Ideals of Masculinity in Ado-Odo, Southwestern Nigeria
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