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'There's got to be a man in there': reading intersections between gender, race and sexuality in South African magazines

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dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-05 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T04:02:56Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T04:02:56Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5250
dc.description.abstract The aim of this article is to interrogate the ways that compulsory heteropatriarchy establishes women's representation as hyper(hetero)sexual in a select group of South African mainstream magazines. In men's magazines targeting both black and white male readers, women are depicted as objects for an unnamed and unmarked, but clearly, masculine audience. In contrast, women's magazines with a dominant white female readership, sexualize black femininities for the consumption of white female readers in ways reminiscent of white male colonial obsession with black bodies. Using a feminist methodology foregrounding the intersectionalities between gender, race and sexuality, I argue that hyper(hetero)feminine performances are racialized with few exceptions:, white femininities are depicted as normative, and black femininities as different and exotic. If heteronormativity and white normalcy determines women's representation in the popular media, a space which relies on repetition in order to establish normativity in the popular imagination, then the struggle for women's bodily integrity, freedom and equality, needs to be more aggressively pursued in the current post-colonial South African climate. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject IDENTITY en
dc.subject RACIAL SEGREGATION en
dc.subject HOMOSEXUALITY en
dc.subject GENDER EQUALITY en
dc.subject MEDIA SECTOR en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject MAGAZINES en
dc.title 'There's got to be a man in there': reading intersections between gender, race and sexuality in South African magazines en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 6(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2008/09 en
dc.ResearchGroup Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle African Identities en
dc.ArchiveNumber 5436 en
dc.PageNumber 275-291 en
dc.outputnumber 3980 en
dc.bibliographictitle Sanger, N. (2008) 'There's got to be a man in there': reading intersections between gender, race and sexuality in South African magazines. <i>African Identities</i>. 6(3):275-291. en
dc.publicationyear 2008 en
dc.contributor.author1 Sanger, N. en


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