As a postfoundational practical theological study, this article is interested in the description
of the co-researchers’ experiences, as these are continually informed by various traditions of
interpretations. It listens to and describes the current narratives of three co-researchers and
deconstructs these narratives by looking at various concepts of masculinity and sexuality. It
looks specifically at how these concepts are created and maintained through various sociocultural
dominant narratives related to gender, sexuality, and HIV and AIDS, and how
these dominant narratives influence the creation of self- and alternative narratives of the
co-researchers. This article employs research methods from the qualitative and case study
research design and works from the theoretical viewpoints of a postfoundational practical
theology and narrative therapy.
This article represents a reworked version of aspects from the
PhD dissertation of J.M. (University of Pretoria, Apr. 2013),
with Y.D. (University of Pretoria) as supervisor.