Werner Bohmke


  Mr Werner Bohmke

Lecturer in Psychology

Honours Course Coordinator 

BA (Rhodes), BA (Hons), MA (Rhodes)

E-Mail: W.R.Bohmke@ru.ac.za
Phone: +27 (0)46 603 8508

Teaching Areas

  • Social Psychology (undergraduate)
  • Research Methodology (undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • Masculinities and Violence (postgraduate)

Research Interests

  • Critical Social Psychology
  • Discourse Analytic Methodologies
  • Masculinities
  • Gender-based Violence
  • Consumerism and Contemporary Subjectivities

Publications:

Chapters in Books:

Böhmke, W. & Tlali, T. (2008). Bodies and Behaviour: A history of scientific psychology in South Africa. In D. Painter & C. Van Ommen (eds.) Interiors: A history of Psychology in South Africa.  Pretoria: UNISA Press.

Böhmke, W. (2011). ‘Culture’, violence and manhood – A critical analysis of constructions of masculinities in explanations of gender violence in the South African context. In P. Stenner, J. Cromby, J. Motzkau, J. Yen & Y. Haosheng (eds.) Theoretical Psychology: Global Transformations and Challenges (Proceedings of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology Conference, held in Nanjing, China, in May 2009). Captus Press.

 

Journal Articles:

Böhmke, W. & Neves, D. (2005). Reaping the Whirlwind of Change: Eastern Cape white commercial farmers’ discourses of democracy. Psychology in Society (PINS), 31, 2005 (pp. 31-56).

Painter, D., Kiguwa, P., & Böhmke, W. (2013). Contexts, continuities and conundrums: Reflections on the current state of critical psychology in South Africa. Annual Review of Critical Psychology, 10, pp. 849 – 869.

Jearey-Graham, N., & Böhmke, W. R. (2013). “A lot of them are good buggers”: the African foreigner as South Africa’s discursive Other. Psychology in Society (PINS), 44, 2013 (pp. 21-41).

Fleischack, A., Macleod, C., & Böhmke, W. (2017). “The man can use that power”, “She got courage” and “Inimba”: Discursive resources in counsellors’ talk of intimate partner violence: implications for practice. Social Work, 53 (1) (pp. 127 – 144).

Macleod, C. I., Böhmke, W., Mavuso, J., & Chiweshe, M. (2018). Contesting sexual violence policies in higher education: the case of Rhodes University. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 10 (2) (pp. 83 – 92).

Campbell, M., Fresán, A., Addinall, R., Böhmke, W., Grobler, G., Marais, A., Wilson, D., Stein, D., Reed, G., & Robles, R. (2018). Experiences of gender incongruence and the relationship between social exclusion, psychological distress, and dysfunction among South African transgender adults: A field-study for ICD-11. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 30 (3) (pp.168 – 174).

Fleischack, A., Macleod, C., & Böhmke, W. (2019). The conundrums of counselling women in violent intimate partner relationships: Implications for practice. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10447-019-09384-8

 

Conference Presentations:

Reaping the whirlwind of change: Eastern Cape White commercial farmers’ discourses of democracy. Paper presented at The Eastern Cape: Historical Legacies and New Challenges Conference held in East London, South Africa, in August 2003

A “Culture of Sexual Violence”? – A critical examination of cultural discourses surrounding sexual violence. Paper presented at the International Critical Psychology Conference held in Durban, South Africa, 28 June to 01 July 2005.

Ordinary liberals: Rhetoric and political subjectivity in post-apartheid South Africa. Paper presented at the 29th annual meeting of the International Society for Political Psychology Conference, held in Barcelona, Spain, in July 2006.

The ‘cultural’ context of sexual violence: a critical review. Paper presented at the International Society for Theoretical Psychology Conference, held in Toronto, Canada, in June 2007.

‘Culture’, violence and manhood – A critical analysis of constructions of masculinities in explanations of gender violence in the South African context. Paper presented at the International Society for Theoretical Psychology Conference, held in Nanjing, China, in May 2009.

A ‘crisis’ in masculinity?: Applying a critical Marxist reading to explanations of sex- and gender-based violence in post-apartheid South Africa. Paper presented at the 16th annual Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) Conference, held in Durban, South Africa, in August 2010.

“No-one wants to be a rapist” – a Neo-Foucauldian discursive exploration of anti-sexual violence poster campaigning. Paper presented at the International Society for Theoretical Psychology Conference, held in Thessaloniki, Greece, July 2011.

Rape is newsworthy: The reproduction of discourses of attribution in news media reports of sexual violence. Paper presented at the 30th International Congress of Psychology, held in Cape Town, South Africa, July 2012.

Discourses of xenophobia: South Africans’ constructions of ‘Black’ foreigners, national identity, and self. Paper presented at the 30th International Congress of Psychology, held in Cape Town, South Africa, July 2012.

Debating the terms of reference: loaded discursive constructions of perpetrators and victims in the processes and patterns of attribution in relation to incidents of sexual violence. Paper presented at the International Society for Theoretical Psychology Conference, held in Santiago, Chile, May 2013.

Just saying “No” is not enough:  A Foucauldian discourse analysis of anti-rape poster campaigns. Paper presented at the International Society for Critical Health Psychology Conference, held in Grahamstown, South Africa, July 2015.

“We will not be silenced”: A three-pronged justice approach to sexual offences and rape culture at a South African university. Paper presented at the Building Bridges in a Complex World Conference, held in Chania, Crete, Greece, July 2017.

What are we telling people to do about rape? A Q-Methodological approach to audience reception of public awareness messages on sexual violence. Paper presented at the Pan-African Psychology Union Conference, held in Durban, South Africa, September 2017.

 

Masters's Degree Research Supervision:

Elphick, Clair (2008). Crossing the border: Constructions of borderline personality disorder within the South African context. A discourse analytic study. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Rhodes University.

Dlamini, Thobile G. K. (2009). Dominant and non-dominant groups’ perceptions of the government-led economic transformation process in South Africa. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Rhodes University.

Slabbert, Meggan (2010). Three’s a crowd: The process of triadic translation in a South African psychiatric institution. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Rhodes University.

Siswana, Anele (2015). Ulwaluko Kwa Xhosa: Young Xhosa Men’s Lived Experiences in the Context of Traditional Male Initiation. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Rhodes University.

Fleischack, Annie (2015). Counsellor’s talk about their understandings of, and practices in response to intimate partner violence during pregnancy: A narrative-discursive analytic study. Unpublished Master’s thesis, Rhodes University. [Co-supervised with Prof Catriona Macleod] 

Stuart, Michael (2016). What are the discursive resources surrounding “Beer Goggles” and their implications within the South African University context? Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Rhodes University.

Chinomona, Perpetua (2017). Symbolic consumption and identity construction through luxury branded clothing amongst Rhodes University students.  Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Rhodes University. [ Co-supervised with Ms Richenda Koeberg]

Coopoo, Perishka (2017).  A discursive analysis of what sexual violence perpetrators say to their victims. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Rhodes University.

Krutani, Siposetu (2019).  A correlational analysis investigating relationships between gender role ideology and attitudes towards gender-based violence. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Rhodes University.

Makgale, Obakeng (2019). Exploring the meaning of informal social alcohol consumption rituals in performing masculinity amongst male university students. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Rhodes University.

Mashaba, Tumelo (2019). A discursive psychological analysis on the construction and performance of identity through rights talk on social media related to #FeesMustFall. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Rhodes University.

Bennie, Rachel (2019). A Q-Methodological approach to audience reception of public awareness messages on sexual violence. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Rhodes University.

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