Masculinity and Transitional Justice: An Exploratory Essay

Citation:

Hamber, Brandon. 2007. "Masculinity and Transitional Justice: An Exploratory Essay." The International Journal of Transitional Justice, no. 1, 375-390.

Author: Brandon Hamber

Abstract:

In recent years, there has been a growing focus on including women in transitional justice processes. Some scholars question whether transitional justice mechanisms take obstacles for women, such as ongoing domestic violence, into account. This article follows this line of inquiry using the prism of ongoing violence against women in South Africa. It focuses on masculinity, and questions the degree to which masculinity, and violent masculinities in particular, are considered in transitional justice studies. The article calls for a nuanced understanding of masculinities and their relationship to transitional justice, and sets parameters for a more concerted study of the subject. 

Topics: Domestic Violence, Gender, Women, Masculinity/ies, Gender-Based Violence, Justice, Transitional Justice Regions: Africa, Southern Africa Countries: South Africa

Year: 2007

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