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Gogo BreezeZambia's Radio Elder and the Voices of Free Speech$
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Harri Englund

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226498768

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226499093.001.0001

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Between Feminisms and Paternalisms

Between Feminisms and Paternalisms

(p.135) Five Between Feminisms and Paternalisms
Gogo Breeze

Harri Englund

University of Chicago Press

This chapter explores the extent to which Gogo Breeze's authority was based not only on generational but also gendered differences. It does so by introducing a wider set of radio personalities at Breeze FM, all of whom addressed gender relations on their programs. Governmental and non-governmental campaigns had made gender equality a controversial topic in popular music as well as on radio programs. At Breeze FM, a self-styled patriarch was more controversial - and less popular - than Gogo Breeze among female broadcasters and listeners. Feminism, on the other hand, came in different hues, from didactic paternalism to positions that could emphasize both conventional domestic duties and female advancement through education and business. Gogo Breeze's contribution to these controversies is explored through the service he provided to men and women seeking partners to marry. Despite his emphasis on the desirability of marriage, he accommodated a wide variety of circumstances in his efforts to assist his listeners, from children born out of wedlock to the HIV positive status of his listeners. These efforts indicate some of the ways in which the freedom of speech could be deployed to pursue justice in gender relations.

Keywords:   gender equality, feminism, popular music, marriage, justice, HIV

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