Gender

Jeff Hearn Explains Understandings of Gender and Implications for Research

In this short video from GenPort, Jeff Hearn, gives a short introduction on the concept of gender. Hearn is a globally leading thinker on men and masculinities. He has been a regular visitor to South Africa since 1997, and worked with South African-based gender and masculinity researchers such David Blackbeard, Rachel Jewkes, Graham Lindegger, Robert Morrell, Kopano Ratele, and Tammy Shefer. An … Continue reading

Violence

Why are South African universities in the grip of hot violence?

  South African universities are in the grip of hot violence. Students  occupying space, attacking property and burning paintings; policing using force and arresting students; students kicking other students. Voices are calling for violence to stop. How might we understand this violence? It is not as if we are not aware of other daily forms of violence at South African universities, so what distinguishes what … Continue reading

Where are the Men? Critical Perspectives on Masculinities: Multi-Event 6-7 September 2012, University of Western Cape
Gender / Masculinity / Men / Violence

Where are the Men? Critical Perspectives on Masculinities: Multi-Event 6-7 September 2012, University of Western Cape

A multi-disciplinary event on men and masculinities will be held on Thursday 6 to Friday 7 September 2012 at the University of Western Cape under the title ‘Where are the Men? Critical Perspectives on Masculinities’. The organisers of the conference are Laurie Gaum of Imbadu Men’s Project and Christo Lombard of the University of Western Cape’s Religion and Theology … Continue reading