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dc.contributor.authorNedombeloni, Hulisani
dc.contributor.authorOyedemi, Toks
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T10:25:38Z
dc.date.available2016-07-21T10:25:38Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationNedombeloni, H., & Oyedemi, T. (2014). Communicating masculinity: attitudes of adolescent males in rural South Africa to rape and gender relations. Communitas, 19,175-191.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1023-0556 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0525 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3734
dc.description.abstractRape is a national crisis in South Africa. The high prevalence of rape is evidenced by reports that a woman is raped every four minutes. Various studies have explored attitudes of adolescents to rape; however, they tend to focus on urban, township and college youth with the attitudes of rural boys almost neglected. Drawing on the socialisation theory, it is assumed that the way a boy is socialised through communicative practices at home, school, among the peer group, and in society at large impacts on his attitudes to gender and rape. Through focus group interviews with adolescent boys in Duthuni village in the Limpopo province of South Africa, this study confirms that cultural communicative practices about gender, such as interpersonal communication in family, shape the socialisation of these boys, which influence the acceptance of gender roles displayed in the social construction of masculinity and femininity. This consequently influences their perceptions of rape, and the social efforts to combat rape.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherDepartment of Communication Science, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectInterpersonal communicationen_ZA
dc.subjectRural adolescentsen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectPerceptionsen_ZA
dc.subjectFemininityen_ZA
dc.subjectAttitudesen_ZA
dc.subjectRapeen_ZA
dc.subjectMasculinityen_ZA
dc.titleCommunicating masculinity: attitudes of adolescent males in rural South Africa to rape and gender relationsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderDepartment of Communication Science, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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