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Paradoxes of Butchness: Lesbian Masculinities and Sexual Violence in Contemporary South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Swarr, Amanda Lock
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-02T14:23:27Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-02T14:23:27Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Amanda Lock Swarr, "Paradoxes of Butchness: Lesbian Masculinities and Sexual Violence in Contemporary South Africa," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 37, no. 4 (Summer 2012): 961-986. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1086/664476
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/984
dc.description.abstract In the past decade, violence targeting South African lesbians has increased exponentially. This article explores the multifaceted causes of this violence and its theoretical implications. Unstable parameters of masculinities and men’s exclusive claims to them are revealed in the ways that lesbian butchness threatens what it means to be a man, a question heightened in contemporary South Africa. The paradoxes of butchness and the possibilities offered by South African activists combating corrective or curative rape and murder suggest new models for reconceptualizing gender and sexuality more broadly. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Chicago Press en_US
dc.subject Lesbian en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Lesbian Masculinities en_US
dc.subject Feminist en_US
dc.title Paradoxes of Butchness: Lesbian Masculinities and Sexual Violence in Contemporary South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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