Shem, Ham, Japheth and Zuma – Genesis 9:25-27 and masculinities in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Meiring, J.J.S. (Jacob Johannes Smit)
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-06T06:58:43Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-06T06:58:43Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.description.abstract The article explores the interpretation and reception of Genesis 9:25-27 and how the so-called ‘curse of Ham’ contributed to the construction of masculinities in South Africa. The impact of the Ham ideology on black people and on the construction of masculinities is explored from the perspective of a contemporary theological anthropology as ‘embodied sensing’. The Ham ideology also has a remarkable longevity, especially in South Africa with remnants of the curse still visible and alive in the minds (and bodies) of people. Because of the unique way in which this ideology was employed in South Africa from the time of slavery and during apartheid, it is reasonable to conceive that it also played a vital role in the construction of the masculinities of males in South Africa. en_ZA
dc.description.department Dogmatics and Christian Ethics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://ojs.reformedjournals.co.za/index.php/stj en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Meiring, JJS 2016, 'Shem, Ham, Japheth and Zuma – Genesis 9:25-27 and masculinities in South Africa', Stellenbosch Theological Journal, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 223-240. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2413-9459 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2413-9467 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.17570/stj.2016.v2n1.a11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/56613
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology en_ZA
dc.rights © Pieter de Waal Neethling Trust en_ZA
dc.subject Curse of Ham en_ZA
dc.subject Theological anthropology en_ZA
dc.subject Embodied sensing en_ZA
dc.subject Black bodies en_ZA
dc.subject Masculinities en_ZA
dc.title Shem, Ham, Japheth and Zuma – Genesis 9:25-27 and masculinities in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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