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dc.contributor.author Edwards-Jauch, Lucy
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-31T12:22:36Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-31T12:22:36Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Edwards-Jauch, L. (2016). Gender-based violence and masculinity in Namibia: a structuralist framing of the debate. Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 5(1), 49-62. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2026-7215
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1828
dc.description.abstract Gender-based violence in Namibia is pervasive and solutions to it remain elusive. How we address the problem depends on how we frame it. Gender-based is directly linked to unequal relationships of power and do not stand in isolation of structural and cultural violence in our society. There is a long history of gender inequality and gender-based violence that is deeply imbedded in Namibia’s history. Colonialism was violent and its effects still structures representations of masculinity. It has shaped violent hegemonic and subaltern masculinities. There is also a history of gender-based violence embedded in traditional African patriarchy that is often denied. Gender-based violence should not be sought in the biological or psychological essences of individual perpetrators but, instead, in the nature of our society, our histories and ethnographies of violence. This article locates gender-based violence in a social-historical context and seeks to illuminate some of the intersections between violent masculinities, gender, race and class. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Gender-based violence en_US
dc.subject Masculinity en_US
dc.title Gender-based violence and masculinity in Namibia: A structuralist framing of the debate en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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