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The Resource Heterosexual Africa? : the history of an idea from the age of exploration to the age of AIDS, Marc Epprecht

Heterosexual Africa? : the history of an idea from the age of exploration to the age of AIDS, Marc Epprecht

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Heterosexual Africa? : the history of an idea from the age of exploration to the age of AIDS
Title
Heterosexual Africa?
Title remainder
the history of an idea from the age of exploration to the age of AIDS
Statement of responsibility
Marc Epprecht
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Language
eng
Summary
Heterosexual Africa? The History of an Idea from the Age of Exploration to the Age of AIDS builds from Marc Epprecht's previous book, Hungochani (which focuses explicitly on same-sex desire in southern Africa), to explore the historical processes by which a singular, heterosexual identity for Africa was constructed<U+0127> �by anthropologists, ethnopsychologists, colonial officials, African elites, and most recently, health care workers seeking to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This is an eloquently written, accessible book, based on a rich and diverse range of sources, that will find enthusiastic audiences in classrooms and in the general public. Epprecht argues that Africans, just like people all over the world, have always had a range of sexualities and sexual identities. Over the course of the last two centuries, however, African societies south of the Sahara have come to be viewed as singularly heterosexual. Epprecht carefully traces the many routes by which this singularity, this heteronormativity, became a dominant culture. In telling a fascinating story that will surely generate lively debate, Epprecht makes his project speak to a range of literatures<U+0127> �queer theory, the new imperial history, African social history, queer and women's studies, and biomedical literature on the HIV/AIDS pandemic. He does this with a light enough hand that his story is not bogged down by endless references to particular debates --
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Epprecht, Marc
Dewey number
306.7660967
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New African histories series
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  • Homosexuality
  • Gays
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • HIV infections
  • Africa
  • Africa
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Heterosexual Africa? : the history of an idea from the age of exploration to the age of AIDS, Marc Epprecht
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-218) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
A puzzling blindspot, a troubling silence, a strange consensus: reflections on the heterosexual norm in "African AIDS" -- The ethnography of African straightness -- Ethnopsychiatry and the making of gay Shaka -- Slim disease and the science of silence -- Alternatives and ambiguities : African voices in literature and film
Control code
FIEb17528811
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780821417997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)192056185
Label
Heterosexual Africa? : the history of an idea from the age of exploration to the age of AIDS, Marc Epprecht
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-218) 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
A puzzling blindspot, a troubling silence, a strange consensus: reflections on the heterosexual norm in "African AIDS" -- The ethnography of African straightness -- Ethnopsychiatry and the making of gay Shaka -- Slim disease and the science of silence -- Alternatives and ambiguities : African voices in literature and film
Control code
FIEb17528811
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780821417997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)192056185

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