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Title:Towards a Dubious Liberation: Masculinity, Sexuality and Power in South African Lowveld Schools, 1953-1999
Author:Niehaus, Isak A.
Year:2000
Periodical:Journal of Southern African Studies
Volume:26
Issue:3
Period:September
Pages:387-407
Language:English
Geographic terms:South Africa
Lebowa
Subjects:gender relations
national liberation struggles
sex education
secondary education
sexuality
History and Exploration
Education and Oral Traditions
Historical/Biographical
Education and Training
Sex Roles
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/2637409
Abstract:Drawing on fieldwork conducted over intermittent periods since 1990, the author investigates how masculine sexuality featured as an issue during the liberation struggle in South Africa in Impalahoek, a multi-ethnic village, formerly situated in Lebowa, now part of Northern Province. The starting point of the analysis is the repressive regime in primary and high schools during the period of Bantu Education from 1953 to 1986. The revolt by Comrades in the schools between 1986 and 1992 was inspired in part by students' discontent about sexuality. Since 1994, the management of sexuality by the ANC-led government has not inaugurated sexual liberation. Sex education and new medical discourses about sexuality in the era of AIDS have generated new forms of surveillance and contestation. Notes, ref., sum.
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