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Title:A few good men in a world of gangsters: discourses of respectability and risk amongst student teachers in the Western Cape, South Africa
Authors:Larkan, FionaISNI
van Wyk, Brian
Year:2014
Periodical:African Sociological Review (ISSN 1027-4332)
Volume:18
Issue:2
Pages:82-94
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:students
men
values
masculinity
risk
Links:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/asr/article/view/135386/124878
http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?article2507&lang=en
Abstract:This paper considers the concurrent discourses of risk and respectability which are prominent in South Africa's Western Cape region and asks how one becomes a 'respectable' man in a community which values strong masculine role models and in which there are endemic levels of violence. Through a process of risk mapping the authors explore the means through which a group of young male student teachers consciously locate risk in their built environment. They look at the strategies these young men use to negotiate risk in their lives, and the close connection between risk and respectability which they articulate on an ongoing basis. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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