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Manhood and Morality: Sex, Violence and Ritual in Gisu Society
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Manhood and Morality: Sex, Violence and Ritual in Gisu Society (Hardback)

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'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.

LGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: menPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesIndigenous peoples Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 04/02/1999 ISBN-13: 9780415185776  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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