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Feminist intellectual activism: within and beyond the academy: constructions of 'whiteness', gender and sexuality in South African magazines

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dc.date.accessioned 2006-10-25 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-02T16:16:47Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-02T16:16:47Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6444
dc.description.abstract This presentation aims to explore the ways in which whiteness, gender and sexuality are represented through a select group of South African magazines. By looking at magazines such as Men's Health, GQ, FHM, True Love, Femina and Fair Lady, I intend to explore how these magazines as a medium of communication construct whiteness, gender and sexuality to their imagined readerships constituted of various racial, cultural, gendered and sexual identities. Most significantly, I intend to discuss the ways in which whiteness as an identity construction generates norms, ways of understanding history and ways of defining the self and `other?. Constructed as the core against which all `other? identities are measured, whiteness occupies a normalised, privileged, deified and raceless space. Identifying whiteness means marking its central place in the social construction of race and disrupting the (in)visible ways whiteness retains power and privilege. In an effort to disrupt existing racial frameworks, it is necessary to identify, name and decentre whiteness as an elitist category. By particularising whiteness in its relativity to gender, class and sexuality in a specific set of magazine media, I hope to expose patterns securing, reproducing and maintaining white supremacy in a particular social and historical space. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA en
dc.subject GENDER EQUALITY en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject IDENTITY en
dc.subject DEMOCRACY en
dc.subject MEDIA SECTOR en
dc.title Feminist intellectual activism: within and beyond the academy: constructions of 'whiteness', gender and sexuality in South African magazines en
dc.type Conference or seminar papers en
dc.BudgetYear 2006/07 en
dc.ResearchGroup Democracy and Governance en
dc.ArchiveNumber 4198 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=2873 en
dc.outputnumber 2745 en
dc.bibliographictitle Sanger, N. (2006) Feminist intellectual activism: within and beyond the academy: constructions of whiteness, gender and sexuality in South African magazines. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6444 en
dc.publicationyear 2006 en
dc.contributor.author1 Sanger, N. en


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