Gender and Conflict: Embodiments, Discourses and Symbolic by Georg Frerks, Annelou Ypeij

By Georg Frerks, Annelou Ypeij

Via an in-depth research of the multifaceted manifestations of gender and clash, this e-book indicates how cognition and behavior, service provider and victimization, are gendered past the preferred stereotypes. clash not just reconfirms social hierarchies and gear relatives, but additionally motivates humans to transgress cultural barriers and redefine their self-images and identities. The contributions are a mixture of classical ethnography, functionality stories and embodiment reports, displaying 'emotions and emotions' usually denied in medical social examine. robust of their constructivist procedure and unorthodox in concept, the articles comment on the dynamic relation among the discourses, embodiments and symbolic practices that represent the gendered international of clash. The localities and study websites fluctuate from institutional settings comparable to a faculty, insurgent events, public bogs and the army to extra inventive domain names of gendered conflicts comparable to legal theatre periods and the capoeira ring. while, those conflicts and domain names acceptable wider discourses and practices of a world nature, demonstrating the globalised and institutionalised nature of the nexus gender-conflict. a primary set of chapters bargains with 'breaking the gender taboos' and renegotiating the stereotypical gender roles - masculinities or femininities - in the course of clash. A moment set of chapters focuses extra explicitly at the physically event of clash both bodily of symbolically, whereas the final set straddle physique and narrative. The inductive caliber of the paintings results in unforeseen insights and does supply entry to worlds which are new, and sometimes extraordinary and unconventional.

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Having been trained in China in guerrilla tactics, he fronted a farmers’ revolt, which was supposed to overthrow Kasavubu and Mobutu from their thrones of power. In South Kivu, the rebellion was led by Gaston Soumialot, who demanded control over hundreds of Simbas, young men often armed with not more than spears and arrows, who used grigris, magical amulets, to protect themselves from enemy bullets. Considering the poor armament, the war that unfolded was massive and in the end Mulele could only be defeated by mercenaries who were flown in from abroad.

7 It was during this time that most Congolese got a glimpse of a life completely alien to them, but from which they could not escape. Many Congolese were recruited by the churches where they were ‘re-educated’, both in the word of the Lord, as well as in the workings of the capitalist economy and respect of Belgian authority (MacGaffey 1987: 34; Schatzberg 1988: 86). The introduction of a monetary economy and the spread of Christianity and European values had a contentious impact on gender relations.

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