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‘We are the real men’: Masculinity, poverty, health, and community development in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya


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Title: ‘We are the real men’: Masculinity, poverty, health, and community development in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya
Authors: Izugbara, Chimaraoke
E-mail: coizugbara@yahoo.com
Issue Date: 13-Nov-2015
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Social Work ; Institutionen för socialt arbete
Parts of work: 1. Izugbara, C (2011) Poverty, Masculine Violence and the Transformation of Men: Ethnographic Notes from Kenyan Slums. In Pringle, K., Hearn, J., Ruspini, E., & Pease, B. Men and Masculinities around the World. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. 21-32

2. Izugbara C.O, Tikkanen, R and Karin, B (2014) Men, masculinity and community development in Kenyan slums. Community Development Journal doi:10.1080/15575330.2013.868816

3. Izugbara, C.O Rhoune Ochako, Carolyne Egesa, Ronny Tikkanen (2013). Ethnicity, livelihoods, masculinity and health among Luo men in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya; Ethnicity & Health, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2013.771853

4. Izugbara, C.O (2015)’ Life is not designed to be easy for men’: Marginalized men, poverty and masculinity in contemporary Kenya. Gender Issues http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12147-015-9135-4
Date of Defence: 2015-12-04
Disputation: December 04, 2015: Hörsal Sappören, Sprängkullsgatan 25, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: poverty
masculinity
community development
men
health
Abstract: This thesis, comprising a five-chapter comprehensive summary (kappa) and four published papers, presents findings of a study that addressed Nairobi’s poor men’s (a) constructions and performance of masculinity (b); views of masculinity vis-à-vis their personal health and wellbeing, and (c) portrayals of the implications of masculinity for the development and progress of their community. The study was conducted in Korogocho and Viwandani slums in Nairobi, Kenya between 2009 and 2012, using qua... more
ISBN: 978-91-86796-97-6
ISSN: 1401-5781
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/40829
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