The CSA&G’s Gender Justice Partnership has published the second episode of its ‘In Conversation with…’ series. In this episode they are in conversation with Prof Deidre Byrne from Unisa’s Institute for Gender Studies.
Women in the Context of Justice: Continuities and Discontinuities in Southern Africa.
In (Un)knowing Men Sakhumzi Mfecane shares his critical reflections on research on men and masculinities in South Africa. In South Africa, he argues, there seems to be an impasse in scholarly accounts of men and masculinities. Old theories do not provide new answers; violence against women, homicide, rape of women and children, and homophobia persist despite heavy financial investments by the government and international NGOs in research, education and activism that seek to end all forms of gender inequality in South Africa. Research and interventions, Mfecane points out, centre on the same goal of subverting patriarchy without putting patriarchy in proper social and historical context.
CREWE, M., BURNS, C., KRUGER, C. & MARITZ, J. 2017. Gender-based Justice: Reflections on social justice and
social change. Centre for Sexualities, AIDS and Gender, University of Pretoria. Pretoria.