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Author: Ashley Currier
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2012.
Series: Social movements, protest, and contention.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Visibility matters to activists-to their social and political relevance, their credibility, their influence. But invisibility matters, too, in times of political hostility or internal crisis. Out in Africa is the first to present an intimate look at how Namibian and South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations have cultivated visibility and invisibility as strategies over time. As such,  Read more...
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Currier, Ashley.
Out in Africa : LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Currier
ISBN: 9780816682485 0816682488 9781461939566 1461939569 9781452948195 1452948194
OCLC Number: 857365205
Notes: Wz.
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Studies) 2013
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages).
Contents: Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa; Contents; Acknowledgm ents; Acronyms; Introduction: How Visibility Matters; Chapter 1: The Rise of LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa; Chapter 2: "This Lesbian Issue": Navigating Public Visibility as Lesbian Movement Organizations; Chapter 3: Disappearing Acts: Organizational Invisibility in Times of Opportunity; Chapter 4: Homosexuality Is African: Struggles "to Be Seen"; Conclusion: Why Visibility Matters; Methodological Appendix; Notes; Works Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V.
Series Title: Social movements, protest, and contention.

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Visibility matters to activists-to their social and political relevance, their credibility, their influence. But invisibility matters, too, in times of political hostility or internal crisis. Out in Africa is the first to present an intimate look at how Namibian and South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations have cultivated visibility and invisibility as strategies over time. As such, it reveals the complexities of the LGBT movements in both countries as these organizations make use of Western terminology and notions of identity to gain funding ev.

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