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Mr Werner Bohmke

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Lecturer in Psychology

Honours Research 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
  • Social Identity & Discourse
  • Culture, Masculinity & Gender Violence
  • Psychoanalytic theory and Social Psychology

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).

Papers Under Review:

Böhmke, W. & Wilbraham, L (2012). A crisis in masculinity?: Applying a critical Marxist reading to explanations of sex- and gender-based violence in post-apartheid South Africa.

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.

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.

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 Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Rhodes University.

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