A Socio-Cultural Study Of Negative Portrayals Of Masculinity In The Yorùbá Oral Literature: Yorùbá Proverbs As A Case Study

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  • James Bode Agbaje Department of Linguistics and African Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18533/journal.v5i10.927

Keywords:

Disorganizing, Masculinity, Negative portrayals, Proverbs, Yorubaland.

Abstract

The negative portrayal of masculinity has been thoroughly attempted in this paper. The Yoruba proverbs were selected for analysis because it cuts across the length and breadth of the Yorubaland. The genre is rendered by both men and women in the society. It is established in this paper that men are not left out of various social misconducts which are capable of disorganizing the love, peace and unity that are expected of normal socio-cultural setting, not only in the Yorubaland but also in the world at large. Therefore, this paper concludes that men are liable to social ills in the society like their female counterparts.

Author Biography

James Bode Agbaje, Department of Linguistics and African Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Department of Linguistics and African Languages,Senior Lecturer.

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2016-10-20

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