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Politicizing Sex in Contemporary Africa - Homophobia in Malawi (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,857
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Politicizing Sex in Contemporary Africa - Homophobia in Malawi (Hardcover): Ashley Currier

Politicizing Sex in Contemporary Africa - Homophobia in Malawi (Hardcover)

Ashley Currier

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Although sexual minorities in Africa continue to face harsh penalties for same-sex relationships, strong anti-homophobic resistance exists across the continent. This book systematically charts the emergence and effects of politicized homophobia in Malawi and shows how it has been used as a strategy by political elites to consolidate their moral and political authority, through punishing LGBT people and dividing social movements. Here, Ashley Currier pays particular attention to the impact of politicized homophobia on different social movements, specifically HIV/AIDS, human rights, LGBT rights, and women's rights movements. Her timely account intervenes in Afro-pessimist portrayals of the African continent as a hotbed of homophobia and unravels the tensions and contradictions underlying Western perceptions of Malawi. It shows that, in reality, many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people happily call Malawi home, in spite of heightened antigay vitriol that has generated unwanted visibility for them.


Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2018
Authors: Ashley Currier
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 318
ISBN-13: 978-1-108-42789-0
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gay & Lesbian studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > General
Books > History > African history > General
LSN: 1-108-42789-8
Barcode: 9781108427890

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