Revisiting the connection between masculinites and gender-based violence: The Case of Thulamela Municipality, Vhembe District, Limpopo Province

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dc.contributor.advisor Thobejane, T. D.
dc.contributor.advisor Mogorosi, L. D.
dc.contributor.author Luthada, Ntshengedzeni Victor
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-26T08:38:57Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-26T08:38:57Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1091
dc.description MGS
dc.description Institute for Gender and Youth Studies
dc.description.abstract Masculinity forms are identified as forms that perpetuate gender-based violence. This study analyzed and challenged the entire cultural and patriarchal attributes that constructively create current male roles and identities that play a significant part in gender discrimination and oppression around the world. The way masculinities shape gender role stereotypes have left a legacy whereby women are disadvantaged in relation to men. Masculinities continue to define power dynamics between men and women. Women have less access to resources, benefits, information and are also denied access to decision making processes, both within and beyond household realms. The major objective of the study is to explore the connection between masculinity and gender-based violence. This study described the importance of using Participatory Action Research Design and the use of qualitative methodological process which is followed by the study’s location and population, sampling and data collection methods. The researcher explains the reasons for using qualitative methods for both data collection and analysis. Face to face semi structured interviews was used as data collection instruments with open-ended questions. Purposive and snowball sampling were adopted with a total of 10 research participants including both women and men (young and old). Furthermore, this study explored the researcher’s reflexivity or positionality, and epistemic privilege. This study also outlined the ethical issues that have been taken into consideration which include informed consent, confidentiality, and privacy. Data was analyzed thematically by identifying and expanding significant themes that emerged from respondents’ responses. The findings of this study entail that unemployment and alcohol abuse are among the factors that lead to gender-based violence. The findings had it that cultural practices such as polygamy in families, initiation schools, media are among models of masculinities that had imparted the notion or belief that a man is a provider, decision-maker, and head of the family and no other member of the family should contest that responsibility. This study concludes that the cultural and social norms socialize males to be aggressive, powerful, unemotional and controlling and contribute to a social acceptance of men as dominant. Lastly, this study also looked at the limitations of the study as well as the conclusion. This study recommended that both men and women should collectively diagnose masculine relationships that are borne out of the system of patriarchy, to usher in a non- sexist society devoid of gender discrimination. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 64 leaves : color illustrations, color maps)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Patriarchy en_US
dc.subject Masculinity en_US
dc.subject Feminity en_US
dc.subject Gender-based violence en_US
dc.subject Hegemonic and non-hegemonic masculinity en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Violence -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Violence in the workplace -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Masculinity -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Sex (Psychology) -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Sex role -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Gender identity -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title Revisiting the connection between masculinites and gender-based violence: The Case of Thulamela Municipality, Vhembe District, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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