Traditional, Christian and Modern Approaches to Masculity: Health-Care Volunteers in Tanzania

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This chapter analyzes the construction of masculinity among the male volunteers of a Christian palliative care program in Tanzania. Various researchers have identified three different cultural categories working hand-in-hand in contemporary Tanzania (Hasu 1999; see also Comaroff and Comaroff 1991). These categories, which Tanzanians also use in their everyday language, can be classified as kienyeji (traditional), kikristo (Christian), and kisasa (modern). These cultural categories make identity construction demanding, and for that reason, there is a special need to analyze how these various categories influence the construction of masculinities in the HIV/AIDS context. The Selian Hospice and Palliative Care Program volunteers act as a good example of transforming masculinities in the HIV/AIDS era. These types of practical examples, which indicate that the construction of masculine identity needs flexibility between various cultural categories, are clearly needed on the African continent in order that the more theoretical discourse on construction of masculinities will continue on both local and intercontinental levels.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
OtsikkoFaith-Based Health Justice : Transforming Agendas of Faith Communities
ToimittajatVille Päivänsalo, Ayesha Ahmed, George Zachariah, Mari Stenlund
Sivumäärä15
JulkaisupaikkaMinneapolis
KustantajaFortress Press
Julkaisupäivä31 tammikuuta 2021
Sivut244-258
ISBN (painettu)978-1-5064-6542-5
ISBN (elektroninen)978-1-5064-6543-2
TilaJulkaistu - 31 tammikuuta 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa

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