Benedict Carton und Robert Morrell
Kampfsport, stählerne Körper und Mannhaftigkeit in der südafrikanischen Zulukultur, 1800–1930
Using new studies of ›leisure time‹ and ›masculinity‹ in Africa, this article critically examines the social importance of stick fighting in Zulu communities from the early 1800s to the mid-1900s. In particular, we explore the role of stick fighting in pre-colonial military structures and its subsequent transformation after British forces destroyed the Zulu kingdom in 1879 and opened other avenues for Zulu youths to engage in competitive combat. By the early 1900s, stick fighting had inspired Zulu men to meld ›modernity‹ and ›tradition‹ into hybrid expressions of leisure that resisted white domination.
Kurz-Bio: Benedict Carton und Robert Morrell
Associate Professor of African History at George Mason University. He is the author of Blood from Your Children: The Colonial Origins of Generational Conflict in South Africa (Charlottesville/London/Pietermaritzburg, University of Virginia Press/University of Natal Press, 2000).
Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal, subjects: history of sociology of masculinity in Africa, editor of Changing Men in Southern Africa (Pietermaritzburg/London, University of Natal Press/Zed Books, 2001).