Masculinity, Tradition and Social Change Programme



Hearn, J., Ratele. K. & Shefer. T. (2015) Men, masculinities and young people: north–south dialogues.NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, 10:2, 79-85.

Ratele, K. (2015) Location, location, location: reckoning with margins and centres of masculinities research and theory in an inter/trans-national South Africa–Finland project on youth.NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, 10:2, 105-116.

Ratele, K. (2015): Working through resistance in engaging boys and men towards gender equality and progressive masculinities,Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care. To link to this article:

Shefer, T., Hearn, J. & Ratele, K. (2015) North–South dialogues: reflecting on working transnationally with young men, masculinities and gender justice.NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, 10:2, 164-178.

Van Niekerk, A., Tonsing, S., Seedat, M., Jacobs, R., Ratele, K., & McClure, R. (2015). The invisibility of men in South African violence prevention policy: national prioritization, male vulnerability, and framing prevention.Global Health Action, 8: 27649.


Ratele, K. (2014). Currents against gender transformation of South African men: Relocating marginality to the centre of research and theory of masculinities.NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, 9(1), 30-44.

Ratele, K. (2014). Hegemonic African masculinities and men’s heterosexual lives: Some uses for homophobia.African Studies Review, 57,115-130.

Ratele, K. (2014). Psychology in society and traditions: Back towards a critical African psychology.Psychology in Society. 46, 50-58.

Ratele, K. (2014). Gender equality in the abstract and practice. Men and Masculinities, 17(5), 510-514.

Seedat, M., van Niekerk, A., Suffla, S., & Ratele, K. (2014). Psychological research and South Africa’s violence prevention responses.South African Journal of Psychology, 44(2), 136-144.

Van Niekerk, A., Ratele, K., Seedat, M., & Suffla, S. (2014). How we learned to stop worrying and work with government.Psychology in Society, 46, 59-67.


Clowes, L., Ratele, K., & Shefer, T. (2013). Who needs a father? South African men reflect on being fathered.Journal of Gender Studies,22(3), 255-267.

Ratele, K. (2013). Subordinate black South African men without fear.Cahiers d’Études africaines, LIII (1-2), 209-210, 247-268.

Ratele, K. (2013). Mandela is not enough: African yearnings for psychological and cultural wholeness.Journal of Black Psychology,39(3), 243-247.

Ratele, K. (2013). Of what value is feminism to black men?Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research,39(2), 256–270

Ratele, K. (2013). Masculinity without tradition.Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies,40(1), 133-156.

Ratele, K. & Botha, M. (2013). Profeminist black men: Engaging women liberationists, undermining patriarchy.BUWA! A Journal on African Women's Experiences,2(2), 14-19.

Vetten, L. & Ratele, K. (2013) Men and violence.Agenda: Empowering women for gender equity, 27(1), 4-11.


Kramer, S. & Ratele, K. (2012).Young black men’s risk to firearm homicide in night time Johannesburg, South Africa: A retrospective analysis based on the National Injury Mortality Surveillance System.African Safety Promotion: A Journal of Injury and Violence Prevention,10(1), 16-28.

Mohamed, K. & Ratele, K. (2012). ‘Where my dad was from he was quite a respected man’.Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology,18(3), 282–293.

Ratele, K., Shefer, T., & Clowes, L. (2012). Talking South African fathers: A critical examination of men’s narratives of fatherhood and fatherlessness.South African Journal of Psychology.42(4), 553-563.

Books and equivalent publications

Cooper, S., & Ratele, K. (2014) (Eds).Psychology serving humanity: Proceedings of the 30th International Congress of Psychology: Majority world psychology (Vol 1). London, England: Psychology Press.

Cooper, S., & Ratele, K. (2014) (Eds).Psychology serving humanity: Proceedings of the 30th International Congress of Psychology: Western psychology (Vol 2).London, England: Psychology Press.

Chapters in books


Everitt-Penhale, B. (2014). ‘The law’s definition of rape... [...] most black people consider it normal’: Examining arguments that draw on ‘culture’ to explain male-on-female rape in South Africa. In A. Stone (Ed.), The contested and the poetic: Gender and the body. United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Malinga, M., & Ratele, K. (2014). ‘It has changed me from the person that I was before’: Love and the construction of young black masculinities. In S. Petrella (Ed.), Doing gender, doing Love: Interdisciplinary voices. United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press.


Ratele, K. (2013) Does he speak Xhosa? In J. Dlamini & M. Jones (Eds.),Categories of persons: Rethinking ourselves and others. Cape Town, South Africa: PanMacmillan.

Ratele, K. & Laubscher, L. (2013). Archiving white lives, historicising whiteness. In G. Stevens, N. Duncan & D. Hook (Eds.),Race, memory and the apartheid archive: Towards a transformative psychosocial praxis. London, England: Palgrave.


Ratele, K. (2012).“Ayashisa amateki”: Converse All-Stars and the making of African masculinities. In R. Moletsane, C. Mitchell & A. Smith (Eds.),Was it something I wore? Dress, identity and materiality(112-131). Cape Town, South Africa: HSRC Press.

Ratele, K. (2012). Poverty and inequality. In M. Visser & A. Moleko (Eds.),Community psychology in South Africa.Pretoria, South Africa: Van Schaik.

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