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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 … Continue reading

Mansforskningens bakgrund och framtid: Några teoretiska reflektioner

Claes Ekenstam The background of studies on men and masculinities in early feminism, gender research (including gay and lesbian studies), and the marxism of the 1960’ s are discussed. The importance of power, and the specific conception of this (so evident in the framework of R. W. Connell), is related to this development. Although Connells … Continue reading

Sport, body and power: Reassessing the myth of President Kekkonen

Maiju Woukko Abstract Former President of Finland Urho Kekkonen was not only a powerful politician but also a well-known sportsman and keep-fit enthusiast. The president’s sports hobbies were covered and celebrated in the media and thus became an integral part of his public persona. This paper looks at Kekkonen’s athletic and able-bodied image and its … Continue reading

Sexualized bodies: Masculinity, power and identity in Mozambique

Sofia Aboim Drawing on ethnographic work carried out among Mozambican men living in Maputo (the capital of Mozambique), this paper intends to describe how subordinate men from a poor background are reconstructing their masculinity through the explicit sexualization of their self. It has been shown that among poor Mozambican men the lack of money or … Continue reading