Description - Manhood and Morality by Suzette Heald
Manhood and Morality 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. Drawing extensively on twenty years of fieldwork experience and informed by psychological theory, Suzette Heald's discussion encompasses circumcision, Oedipal feelings, witchcraft, deviance, joking, sexuality and ethnicity. In examining the power of masculinity to set the moral agenda, this ethnographic study challenges our preconceptions of manhood, especially African virility, inviting a wider re-evaluation of masculinity. The book is comprised of self-contained sections, in which the narrative is contextualised within contemporary debate, providing a highly readable, user-friendly text.
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