Physical disability and masculinity : hegemony and exclusion

Swartz, Leslie ; Mapumulo, Bongani ; Rohleder, Poul (2021)

CITATION: Swartz, L., Mapumulo, B. & Rohleder, P. 2021. Physical disability and masculinity : hegemony and exclusion. In: Hunt X., Braathen S.H., Chiwaula M., Carew M.T., Rohleder P., Swartz L. (eds). Physical disability and sexuality. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-55567-2_6.

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Publication of this chapter was funded by the Stellenbosch University Open Access Fund

Book Chapter

In this chapter, we will explore the intersections of disability and masculinity. We will look at how disability influences how men are viewed by others, and how men with disabilities view themselves as masculine and as sexual beings. We also look at the influence of culture on masculinity in the South African context. We draw on existing research knowledge, as well as the pictures and personal stories of some of the male participants in our research project.

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