ICRW joins so many others in acknowledging that the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the brutal murder of George Floyd represents a critical step in advancing accountability among law enforcement and the criminal justice system for the ongoing unjust treatment of Black and brown Americans. We also acknowledge and support the work that remains to be done to dismantle systemic racism in America and around the world.
As originally published in Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, Dec. 17, 2019 (Taylor & Francis)
In this paper, the authors, Izugbaraa and Egesab, explore the masculinity aspirations of poor male youth in Nairobi and the role of memory and lived experiences in driving norms and imaginations of masculinity among them. The focus is on the question of whether, how, and why young men and boys are imagining and forging masculinities differently from their fathers and the men around them. Specifically, we probe, amongst poor urban Kenyan male youth, some of the ‘affective and imaginative spaces of opened aspiration’ that Appadurai (2003, 2004) writes of and the social actions that can potentially follow in the process from ‘aspirations for change to articulation of voice and social action’.
Publication Year: 2019
Publication Author: Chimaraoke O. Izugbara and Carolyne P. Egesa
International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Washington, D.C., USA; Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.