Workers and Warriors : Masculinity and the Struggle for Nation in South Africa
Using South Africa as a case study this book explores how the politics of masculinity and gender power are at the heart of tensions in nation building.
- Hardback | 168 pages
- 139.7 x 213.4 x 20.3mm | 340.2g
- 12 May 2004
- University of Illinois Press
- Baltimore, United States
"Thembisa Waetjen has written a dramatic and illuminating study of masculinity and politics, with relevance far wider than the remarkable case of Zulu nationalism. This book casts fresh light on ethnic appeals, nation-building, authority, and gender identities. It develops a new line of thought about the limits of masculine ideology in overcoming social divisions. This is an important contribution to our understanding of gender, development, and nationality." -- R. W. Connell, author of Masculinities and Gender and Power: Society, the Person and Sexual Politics