PCMA scholar’s seminar: Construction of manhood and the institution of yilunta

The PCMA UW Research Centre in Cairo holds another seminar for the presentation of projects of the holders of PCMA scholarship (Stypendium CAŚ). The forthcoming presentation by Zuzanna Augustyniak isBeing good at being man – construction of manhood and the institution of yilunta“.

Abstract: Yilunta is one of the cultural mechanisms of social control in Ethiopia. On the macro scale, it is responsible for the formation and reproduction of socio-cultural norms, while on the micro scale yilunta is responsible for constructing the ideal type of Ethiopian woman and man (as understood in Max Weber’s theory). The specific socio-economic situation of Ethiopians in Egypt forces them to reshape their idea of yilunta and allows them to reflect on its impact on their identity.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, 13th April 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will not be open to the public.

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