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Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

1. Simiyu, Catherine Kituko. An investigation into masculine-atypical behaviour : a study among Moi university students Western Kenya.

Degree: DEd, Faculty of Education, 2007, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

We are presented with a situation in which ‘the male identity is a fragile and tentative thing with no secure anchorage in the contemporary world’ (Brittan, 1989:3). However, empirical evidence surrounding the commonly perceived contemporary crisis of masculinity fails to support any overall crisis of masculinity thesis (Edwards, 2006:16). Instead, the different perceptions of the crisis tend to rest on at least one of the three propositions pointed out by Edwards (2006:17): Firstly; masculinity as a set of values, practices or dispositions may be suffering a crisis in so far as it is being undermined and devalued, or, moreover that masculinity per see is now to a greater or lesser degree equated with a series of negative rather than positive associations and connotations. Secondly; masculinity may be in crisis due to its perceived tendency to implore into femininity, whether through an undermining of any gender role distinctions or through feminization of some forms of masculinity as, for example, in the case of the rise of contemporary consumerist, fashion conscious or sexually uncertain masculinities such as metrosexuality. Thirdly, the crisis of masculinity may relate to the sense that masculinity in terms of the male sex role is itself ipso facto crisis-inducing. In this sense, masculinity is not in crisis, it is crisis. This study was based on the second proposition. In the patriarchal Kenyan society where gender roles are fairly traditional, and the male person perceived superior to the female and male things valued above female things, the aspect of feminization of masculinity is not just new but indeed strange. This investigation was intended to find explanations for the feminizing behaviour by males. The sex role paradigm developed in the 1970s explains acquisition of masculinity through socialization, sex role learning and social control. These mainstream theories of learning gender were explored in the assumption that they form the basis for the contemporary theories, and further, although much had changed with the times, a large part of the society still perceived gender roles from this traditional viewpoint. The masculine crisis theory and the constructionist views of gender constituted the theoretical framework of the study. This was due to the researcher’s acknowledgement that individuals were active participants in the construction of their own gender identity, and that there was likelihood for the individuals to deviate from the social expectations of what masculinity means and should be. As a result they could construct a masculinity that did not reflect normality, hence portraying a crisis. Data relating to the respondents’ perception of and reasons for feminine behaviour among young male adults was gathered from young males, young females, and both male and female parents through questionnaire and interview methods. Information about the home environment of the respondents was also necessary to help explore environmental factors that contribute to gender construction. In addition, observation was… Advisors/Committee Members: Van Rensburg, Susan Prof.

Subjects/Keywords: Sex role  – Kenya; Masculinity  – Kenya

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APA (6th Edition):

Simiyu, C. K. (2007). An investigation into masculine-atypical behaviour : a study among Moi university students Western Kenya. (Doctoral Dissertation). Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10948/851

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Simiyu, Catherine Kituko. “An investigation into masculine-atypical behaviour : a study among Moi university students Western Kenya.” 2007. Doctoral Dissertation, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10948/851.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Simiyu, Catherine Kituko. “An investigation into masculine-atypical behaviour : a study among Moi university students Western Kenya.” 2007. Web. 26 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Simiyu CK. An investigation into masculine-atypical behaviour : a study among Moi university students Western Kenya. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2007. [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10948/851.

Council of Science Editors:

Simiyu CK. An investigation into masculine-atypical behaviour : a study among Moi university students Western Kenya. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2007. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10948/851


Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

2. Ndungu, Shelmith. Structural violence on economically independent women aged between 30 and 50 years in Nairobi.

Degree: 2019, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

The reasons patriarchal structural violence on economically independent women continues to happen are not fully understood. Most studies have been focused on socio-economic factors that influence women to stay in abusive relationships and the interventions that address these factors. However, the problem goes beyond economic ability. This study aimed to provide insight which can serve as the basis for remedial action and ultimately the development of an international standard prohibiting women’s abuse and domestic violence in families. The study focused on two key objectives; the role of culture and patriarchy in maintaining structural violence. The study aimed to investigate how these variables influence women’s decision to continue staying in abusive relationships. The target population was people working in non-governmental organisations which deal with domestic violence survivors in Nairobi, Kenya. A sample of 12 respondents was utilised in a qualitative study. The study employed qualitative interviews whose data were thematically analysed. Results indicate that gender based violence can start early in the relationship sometimes even during courtship. What changes over time is the severity of the violence. The main type of abuse experienced by the women visiting the sampled centres was physical abuse. The main reason given for staying in an abusive relationship is the fear that their children would be abused if left with the abusive partner. Societal norms also emerged as a barrier for women in abusive relationships. The study recommends creation of awareness in the general population on how to identify gender-based violence for the purpose of intervention.

Subjects/Keywords: Women  – Violence against  – Kenya  – Nairobi; Sex role  – Kenya  – Nairobi; Social role  – Kenya  – Nairobi; Women  – Economic conditions; Women and socialism

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APA (6th Edition):

Ndungu, S. (2019). Structural violence on economically independent women aged between 30 and 50 years in Nairobi. (Thesis). Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10948/42891

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ndungu, Shelmith. “Structural violence on economically independent women aged between 30 and 50 years in Nairobi.” 2019. Thesis, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10948/42891.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ndungu, Shelmith. “Structural violence on economically independent women aged between 30 and 50 years in Nairobi.” 2019. Web. 26 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Ndungu S. Structural violence on economically independent women aged between 30 and 50 years in Nairobi. [Internet] [Thesis]. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2019. [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10948/42891.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Ndungu S. Structural violence on economically independent women aged between 30 and 50 years in Nairobi. [Thesis]. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10948/42891

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


Simon Fraser University

3. Visram, Anar. Gender politics and the state : a study of women in Kenya and Zimbabwe.

Degree: 1994, Simon Fraser University

Subjects/Keywords: Women in politics  – Africa.; Women in politics  – Kenya.; Women in politics  – Zimbabwe.; Sex role  – Africa.; Sex role  – Kenya.; Sex role  – Zimbabwe.

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APA (6th Edition):

Visram, A. (1994). Gender politics and the state : a study of women in Kenya and Zimbabwe. (Thesis). Simon Fraser University. Retrieved from http://summit.sfu.ca/item/6625

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Visram, Anar. “Gender politics and the state : a study of women in Kenya and Zimbabwe.” 1994. Thesis, Simon Fraser University. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://summit.sfu.ca/item/6625.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Visram, Anar. “Gender politics and the state : a study of women in Kenya and Zimbabwe.” 1994. Web. 26 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Visram A. Gender politics and the state : a study of women in Kenya and Zimbabwe. [Internet] [Thesis]. Simon Fraser University; 1994. [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from: http://summit.sfu.ca/item/6625.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Visram A. Gender politics and the state : a study of women in Kenya and Zimbabwe. [Thesis]. Simon Fraser University; 1994. Available from: http://summit.sfu.ca/item/6625

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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