Xenophobic attitudes, gender and sexuality

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): N.Sanger
KEYWORDS: GENDER, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR, XENOPHOBIA
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/june-2009/xenophobic-attitudes
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 5919

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Abstract

'Foreigners are stealing our women', was one of the justifications provided for the xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa last year. A small pilot study revealed strong xenophobic hostility towards foreigners and uncovered disturbing patterns in male thinking about gender and human rights. Nadia Sanger reports.