Institute for Social and Health Sciences (ISHS)

Prof Kopano Ratele

College of Graduate Studies
Social and Health Studies (ISHS)
Professor
Tel: 021 938 0536
E-mail: ratelk@unisa.ac.za / kopano.ratele@mrc.ac.za

Qualifications

  • DPhil

NRF Rating

B

Fields of academic interests

  • Men and masculinity
  • Fatherhood
  • Race and racism
  • African-centred psychology
  • Violence
  • Sexuality
  • Tradition

 

Books

  • Ratele, K. (forthcoming 2019). The world looks this from here: Thoughts on African psychology. Johannesburg: Wits University Press
  • Shefer, T., Hearn, J., Ratele, K. & Boonzaier, F. (2018). (eds) Engaging Youth in Activism, Research and Pedagogical Praxis: Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives on Gender, Sex, and Race. New York: Routledge.
  • Ratele, K. (2016). Liberating masculinities. Cape Town: HSRC Press
  • Cooper, S. & Ratele, K. (2014). (eds) Psychology Serving Humanity: Proceedings of the 30th International Congress of Psychology: Majority World Psychology (Vol 1) & Western Psychology (Vol 2). London:  Psychology Press
  • Krog, A., Zantsi, N. & Ratele, K. (2009). There was this goat: investigating the Truth Commission testimony of Notrose Nobomvu Konile. Scotsville: University of Kwazulu-Natal Press.
  • Shefer, T., Ratele, K., Strebel, A., Shabalala, N. & Buikema, R. (2007). (eds) From boys to men: social constructions of masculinity in contemporary society.  Landsdowne: University of Cape Town Press.
  • Ratele, K. (forthcoming 2019). The world looks this from here: Thoughts on African psychology. Johannesburg: Wits University Press
  • Shefer, T., Hearn, J., Ratele, K. & Boonzaier, F. (2018). (eds) Engaging Youth in Activism, Research and Pedagogical Praxis: Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives on Gender, Sex, and Race. New York: Routledge. 
  • Ratele, K. (2016). Liberating masculinities. Cape Town: HSRC Press
  • Cooper, S. & Ratele, K. (2014). (eds) Psychology Serving Humanity: Proceedings of the 30th International Congress of Psychology: Majority World Psychology (Vol 1) & Western Psychology (Vol 2). London:  Psychology Press.
  • Krog, A., Zantsi, N. & Ratele, K. (2009). There was this goat: investigating the Truth Commission testimony of Notrose Nobomvu Konile. Scotsville: University of Kwazulu-Natal Press.
  • Shefer, T., Ratele, K., Strebel, A., Shabalala, N. & Buikema, R. (2007). (eds) From boys to men: social constructions of masculinity in contemporary society.  Landsdowne: University of Cape Town Press.
  • Ratele, K. (2006) (ed). Intergroup relations: South African perspectives. Cape Town: Juta Academic.
  • Ratele, K., Duncan, N., Hook, D., Kiguwa, P., Mkhize, N. & Collins, A. (2004). (eds) Self, psychology & community. Landsdowne: University of Cape Town Press

Journal articles

  • Ratele, K., Verma, R., Cruz, S. & Khan, A.R. (2019). Engaging men to support women in science, medicine, and global health. The Lancet, 393, 609-610.
  • Ratele, K., Cornel, C., Dlamini, S., Helman, R., Malherbe, N. & Titi, N. (2018). Some basic questions about (a) decolonizing Africa(n)-centred psychology considered. South African Journal of Psychology, 48(3), 331-342. DOI: 10.1177/0081246318790444 
  • Shefer, T., Ratele, K. & Clowes, L. (2018). “Because they are me”: Dress and the making gender. South African Review of Sociology, 48 (4), 63-81, DOI:10.1080/21528586.2018.1438918 
  • Helman, R. & Ratele, K. (2018). What Is There to Learn about Violence and Masculinity from a Genderqueer Man? Global Health Action, 11 - 1458937, https://doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2018.1458937
  • Ratele, K. (2017). African (situated) psychologies of boys, men and masculinities. Psychology in Society (PINS), 54, 10-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2309-8708/2017/n54a2 
  • Ratele, K. (2017). Editorial: Six theses on African Psychology for the world. Psychology in Society (PINS), 54, 1-9, http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2309-8708/2017/n54a1 
  • Ratele, K. (2017). Frequently asked questions about African psychology. South African Journal of Psychology, 47(3), 273-279. doi/full/10.1177/0081246317703249 
  • Ratele, K. (2017). Four (African) psychologies. Theory & Psychology, 27(3), 313-327. DOI: 10.1177/0959354316684215 
  • Ratele, K (2017). Contesting ‘traditional’ masculinity and men’s sexuality in KwaDukuza, South Africa. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 108 (3), 331-344. DOI:10.1111/tesg.12233
  • Malinga, M. & Ratele, K. 2016. “It’s cultivated, grown, packaged and sold with a price tag”: young black men’s consumption of media images of love, happiness and constructions of masculinity. Culture, Society & Masculinities, 8 (2), 100–117. DOI: 10.3149/CSM.0802.100