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Emily Margaretten

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252039607

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252039607.001.0001

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Love, Respect, and Masculinity

Love, Respect, and Masculinity

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(p.93) 4 Love, Respect, and Masculinity
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Street Life under a Roof
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Emily Margaretten

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039607.003.0005

This chapter examines nakana from the perspective of the Point Place males. Whereas the females link nakana to material goods, a shared living space, and emotional support, the young men of Point Place conceptualize it through another ideological framework. They associate nakana with the domestic production of patriarchal control: to obedience, discipline, and respect. For them, the organizing principles of nakana relate not to models of sexual exchange, but rather to models of masculinity, which they enact as strategies of meaningful survival on the streets. The chapter studies the presence of two dominant masculinities—the isoka and umnumzana—that take shape within Point Place. Both masculinities uphold patriarchy, not through the use of direct force, but through the coercive powers of consent.

Keywords:   Point Place males, nakana, patriarchal control, masculinity, isoka, umnumzana, consent

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