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dc.contributor.authorSpall, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-04T15:41:03Z
dc.date.available2016-01-04T15:41:03Z
dc.date.issuedJanuary 2014en
dc.identifier.citationSpall, J. (2014) ‘Money has More Weight than the Man’: Masculinities in the Marriages of Angolan War Veterans. IDS Bulletin 45(1): 11-19en
dc.identifier.issn1759-5436en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/7310
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses how male Angolan war veterans navigated the sudden shift from the rigours of military discipline to life in a civilian society they no longer recognised, where money had become a dominant social value. Based on a year of participant observation and interviews with war veterans in the city of Huambo, it traces their life histories and their post?war struggles to develop the necessary creativity and initiative to make a profit in a disordered, war?torn economy, where masculine status and authority had come to depend crucially on monetary income. I analyse their reaction to the crumbling of the relative certainties of the patriarchal orders of both pre?war society and military life, and the associated anxieties around living up to a senior masculine archetype of the wise, authoritative provider whilst attempting to ensure that their wives’ behaviour conformed to the family model that accompanies this archetype.en
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dc.publisher© 2014 Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 45 Nos. 1en
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen
dc.title‘Money has More Weight than the Man’: Masculinities in the Marriages of Angolan War Veteransen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holder© 2013 The Author. IDS Bulletin © 2013 Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1759-5436.12063en


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