Manhood and Morality
Sex, Violence and Ritual in Gisu Society
By (author) Suzette Heald
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Manhood and Morality by Suzette Heald
Book Description'An impressive and meticulously crafted African ethnography, which has theoretical and practical relevance for understanding masculinity and violence in general'- David Parkin, Professor of Anthropology, Cambridge University Manhood and Morality explores issues of male identity among the Gisu of Uganda and the moral dilemma faced by men who define themselves by their capacity for violence. Drawing extensively on twenty years of fieldwork and on psychological theory the book covers: circumcision Oedipal feelings witchcraft deviance joking sexuality and ethnicity. This ethnographic study challenges our preconceptions of manhood, especially African virility, inviting a wider re-evaluation of masculinity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415185783
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This text explores issues of male identity among the Gisu of Uganda in the context of the moral dilemma faced by men who define themselves in terms of their capacity for violence. The author's discussion encompasses circumcision, Oedipal feelings, witchcraft, deviance, sexuality and ethnicity.
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