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Black Masculinities on Trial in Absentia: The Case of Oscar Pistorius in South Africa

  • November 2018
  • Posted By GunFreeSA
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This article explores the social representation of black masculinities as violent in the
globally publicized case of the murder by Oscar Pistorius of his girlfriend, Reeva
Steenkamp. This murder and the subsequent media interest it generated highlighted
the manner in which fear of crime in South Africa, particularly amongst certain
sectors of the population such as white, male gun owners and gun lobbyists,
(including Pistorius and his family members) contributed to assertions about their
right to own guns to defend their families and possessions against this perceived
threat.
FULL JOURNAL ARTICLE BELOW:
Black man at Oscar Pistorios trial in absentia

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