Masculinity and Transitional Justice: An Exploratory Essay

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-22
JournalPeace Prints: South Asian Journal of Transitional Justice
Volume3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • masculinity
  • transitional justice
  • gender
  • truth commission

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    Hamber, B. (2007). Masculinity and Transitional Justice: An Exploratory Essay. Peace Prints: South Asian Journal of Transitional Justice, 3(1), 1-22.