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Accidental feminists? Recent histories of South African women
(History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2007)
This article reviews Helen Scanlon's book, "Representation and reality", and Nombonisa Gasa's "Women in South African history", and locates each against the historiography of South African women's history
Men and children: Changing constructions of fatherhood in Drum magazine, 1951-1965
(HSRC Press, 2006)
This chapter explores changing representations of fatherhood and masculinity in Drum magazine over the course of the 1950s. In the early 1950s men were portrayed in close proximity to their children and adult masculinities ...
Narratives of transactional sex on a university campus
(Taylor & Francis, 2012)
Given the imperatives of HIV and gender equality, South African researchers have foregrounded transactional sex as a common practice that contributes to unsafe and inequitable sexual practices. This paper presents findings ...
Talking South African fathers: a critical examination of men’s constructions and experiences of fatherhood and fatherlessness
(Sage Publications, 2012)
The absence of biological fathers in South Africa has been constructed as a problem for children of both sexes but more so for boy-children. Arguably the dominant discourse in this respect has demonized non-nuclear, ...
Masculinity, matrimony and generation: Reconfiguring patriarchy in Drum 1951-1983
In this article I discuss some of the ways in which Drum tended to ascribe ‘modernity’ to particular practices and processes in opposition to other practices and processes portrayed as ‘traditional’. In mid-twentieth-century ...
Who needs a father? South African men reflect on being fathered
(Taylor & Francis, 2013)
The legacy of apartheid and continued social and economic change have meant that many South African men and women have grown up in families from which biological fathers are missing. In both popular and professional ...
Fanon in drag: Decoloniality in sociolinguistics?
In focus in this paper is the genre of drag, and the uses to which it is put by its proponents in subverting conventional and repressive (Western) models of gender, sexuality and race. We raise the question of to what ...