'You don't want to die. You want to reach your goals': alternative voices among young black men in urban South Africa

SOURCE: Gender violence in poverty contexts: the educational challenge
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2015
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.De Lannoy, S.Swartz
SOURCE EDITOR(S): J.Parkes
KEYWORDS: MASCULINITY, POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8713

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Abstract

Drawing on a longitudinal in-depth study, this chapter argues for the need to hear and understand alternative masculinities in post-apartheid South Africa, and to bear in mind that even hyper-masculine, violent identities are fluid, and dependent on context. It is in that fluidity that additional opportunities for change may lie.