This ancient rite is under attack from all sides: Patient 14 developed a generalized terror, which appeared to be associated with his extreme apprehension and fear Yet you do not have to read through many of the pages of Studies in Schizophrenia to feel slightly different emotions. Abstract This paper explores the lives of gay men undergoing traditional initiation in the Eastern Cape. Questions primarily focused on eliciting in-depth information about the experiences gained at initiation school. They had a minimum of grade 12 formal education. The homoerotics of hazing are not, in fact, necessarily homophobic or gay.
This kind of thing would be better suited to a gay holiday on a remote island somewhere.
5 Homoerotic Military Initiation Rituals, From Elephant Walks to Body Buffets
He could treat a patient, diagnose a mental illness, read an EEG and dash off a paper, all before heading off to the country club for a round of golf. In it, he did criticise the experiment — but for its method, not its motives. Other participants chose to adjust by downplaying their homosexuality. They view ulwaluko as an opportunity to undermine notions of superiority held by the heterosexual men against them. Robert Heath claimed to have cured homosexuality by implanting electrodes into the pleasure centre of the brain. Others experimented with animals; Heath experimented with people and animals both, feeding the findings from one set of tests into the next.
This wasnt what I had signed up for! Interviews were conducted in English and isiXhosa, the home language of the participants. Bring on the handcuffs, warm beer, and Jell-O! But this did not mean that he was done with his electrodes. Semi-structured open-ended questions were used in both the one-to-one and group interviews, which were recorded and transcribed verbatim.