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Abstracts, NORMA 4.2

Patriarchy, violence and African male powerlessness: An interview with Robert Morrell on gender relations in South Africa

Ulf Mellström

Robert Morrell was born in Cape Town and has lived all his life in Southern Africa. He is a historian by training and has lectured at the Universities of Transkei, Durban-Westville and Natal. He is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In 1997 he organised an international colloquium on Masculinities in Southern Africa and has subse-quently edited three and written one book on aspects of masculinity in Southern Africa and the continent. He also researches gender in education and has recently published (with Debbie Epstein, Elaine Unterhalter, Deevia Bhana and Relebohile Moletsane) Towards Gender Equality? South African schools during the HIV/AIDS epidemic (Pietermaritzburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2009). Read more

NORMA: Nordic Journal for Masculinity Studies 4(2), 169-182.

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