Sexual Diversity in Africa: Politics, Theory, and by S.N. Nyeck,Marc Epprecht,S. N. Nyeck PDF

By S.N. Nyeck,Marc Epprecht,S. N. Nyeck

ISBN-10: 077354187X

ISBN-13: 9780773541870

ISBN-10: 0773541888

ISBN-13: 9780773541887

How does one handle homophobia with no threatening majority rule democracy and freedoms of speech and religion? How does one "Africanize" sexuality learn, empirically and theoretically, in an atmosphere that's not unavoidably welcoming to African scholars?

In Sexual variety in Africa, members significantly interact with present debates approximately sexuality and gender id, in addition to with contentious matters on the subject of method, epistemology, ethics, and pedagogy. They current a tapestry of concerns that testify to the complicated nature of sexuality, sexual practices, and gender functionality in Africa. Essays learn issues similar to the well-established same-sex networks in Accra and Bamako, African "traditions" outlined by way of ecu observers, and the unusual mixture of religion, prescription drugs, and pseudo-science used to "cure" gay males. Their proof additionally demonstrates the indefensibility of over-simplified structures of homosexuality as opposed to heterosexuality, sleek as opposed to conventional, Africa as opposed to the West, and development from the African closet in the direction of Western types of out politics, all of that have tainted examine on same-sex practices and medical experiences of HIV/AIDS.

Asserting that the research of sexuality is intellectually and politically sustainable in Africa, Sexual variety in Africa contributes to the theorization of sexualities by way of proposing a extra delicate and a professional examine of African reviews and perspectives.

Contributors comprise Olajide Akanji, Christophe Broqua, Cheryl Cooky, Serena Owusua Dankwa, Shari L. Dworkin, Marc Epprecht, Melissa Hackman, Notisha Massaquoi, Crystal Munthree, Kathleen O’Mara, Stella Nyanzi, S.N.Nyeck, Vasu Reddy, Amanda Lock Swarr, and Lisa Wiebesiek.

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