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Race and masculinities in the South African military

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dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-11 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-04T17:35:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-04T17:35:45Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/3915
dc.description.abstract Generally, the military and masculinity are confirmed as harmonious and mutual. For many countries, military service assumes the status of initiation into manhood. In South Africa, for example, in the past, young white men were legally obliged to do military service. This emphasises the importance of focusing on white masculinities within the South African military in this article. Strong parallels with 10 African male soldiers who also underscored hegemonic masculinity are drawn. The construction of masculinity of young male soldiers is discussed historically and in the present context. Transcriptions of semi-structured interviews with soldiers drawn from a total of 14 participants were qualitatively analysed and are presented to illustrate the themes that emerged in the interviews. The findings suggest that the military encompasses masculine characteristics and defines soldiering as an embodiment of traditional male sex practices. This article concludes that military context and culture exaggerate and emphasise hegemonic masculinity and heterosexuality for male soldiers. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject MEN en
dc.subject SOLDIERS en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject HETEROSEXUALITY en
dc.subject MASCULINITY en
dc.title Race and masculinities in the South African military en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 38(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2010/11 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Scientia Militaria: South African Journal of Military Studies en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6701 en
dc.PageNumber 22-43 en
dc.outputnumber 5351 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mankayi, N. (2010) Race and masculinities in the South African military. <i>Scientia Militaria: South African Journal of Military Studies</i>. 38(2):22-43. en
dc.publicationyear 2010 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mankayi, N. en


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