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The Resource African intimacies : race, homosexuality, and globalization, Neville Hoad

African intimacies : race, homosexuality, and globalization, Neville Hoad

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African intimacies : race, homosexuality, and globalization
Title
African intimacies
Title remainder
race, homosexuality, and globalization
Statement of responsibility
Neville Hoad
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There have been few book-length engagements with the question of sexuality in Africa, let alone African homosexuality. African Intimacies simultaneously responds to the public debate on the "Africanness" of homosexuality and interrogates the meaningfulness of the terms "sexuality" and "homosexuality" outside Euro-American discourse. Speculating on cultural practices interpreted by missionaries as sodomy and resistance to colonialism, Neville Hoad begins by analyzing the 1886 Bugandan martyrs incident<U+0127> �the execution of thirty men in the royal court. Then, in a series of close readings, he addresses questions of race, sex, and globalization in the 1965 Wole Soyinka novel The Interpreters, examines the emblematic 1998 Lambeth conference of Anglican bishops, considers the imperial legacy in depictions of the HIV/AIDS crisis, and reveals how South African writer Phaswane Mpe's contemporary novel Welcome to Our Hillbrow problematizes notions of African identity and cosmopolitanism. Hoad's assessment of the historical valence of homosexuality in Africa shows how the category has served a key role in a larger story, one in which sexuality has been made in line with a vision of white Western truth, limiting an understanding of intimacy that could imagine an African universalism. Neville Hoad is assistant professor of English at the University of Texas, Austin. --
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1966-
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Hoad, Neville Wallace
Dewey number
967.031
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homosexuality
  • Gays
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • HIV infections
  • Africa
  • Africa
Label
African intimacies : race, homosexuality, and globalization, Neville Hoad
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
African sodomy in the missionary position : corporeal intimacies and signifying regimes -- Decolonizing the body : the African and African American in Wole Soyinka's The interpreters -- Neoliberalism and the church : the World Conference of Anglican Bishops -- White man's burden, white man's disease : tracking lesbian and gay human rights -- The intellectual, the archive, and the pandemic : Thabo Mbeki's AIDS blues -- An elegy for African cosmopolitanism : Phaswane Mpe's Welcome to our Hillbrow
Control code
FIEb1752880x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 187 pages
Isbn
9780816649150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)67383783
Label
African intimacies : race, homosexuality, and globalization, Neville Hoad
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
African sodomy in the missionary position : corporeal intimacies and signifying regimes -- Decolonizing the body : the African and African American in Wole Soyinka's The interpreters -- Neoliberalism and the church : the World Conference of Anglican Bishops -- White man's burden, white man's disease : tracking lesbian and gay human rights -- The intellectual, the archive, and the pandemic : Thabo Mbeki's AIDS blues -- An elegy for African cosmopolitanism : Phaswane Mpe's Welcome to our Hillbrow
Control code
FIEb1752880x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 187 pages
Isbn
9780816649150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)67383783

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