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When sex threatened the state : illicit sexuality, nationalism, and politics in colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958

Author: Saheed Aderinto
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Breaking new ground in the understanding of sexuality's complex relationship to colonialism, this book illuminates the attempts at regulating prostitution in colonial Nigeria. It shows, British  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saheed Aderinto
ISBN: 0252038886 9780252038884 0252080424 9780252080425 0252096843 9780252096846
OCLC Number: 923230605
Notes: Uitgebreide versie van de doctoral thesis, University of Texas, Austin, 2010.
Description: XVIII, 241 p. : foto's, table ; 25 cm
Contents: Bevat: Introduction : sex and sexuality in African colonial encounter --
"This is a city of bubbles" : Lagos and the phenomenon of colonial urbanism --
"The vulgar and obscene language" : prostitution, criminality, and immorality --
Childhood innocence, adult criminality : child prostitution and moral anxiety --
The sexual scourge of imperial order : race, the medicalization of sex, and colonial security --
Sexualized laws, criminalized bodies : anti-prostitution law and the making of a new socio-sexual order --
Men, masculinities, and the politics of sexual control --
Lagos elite women and the struggle for legitimacy --
Epilogue. Prostitution and trafficking in the age of HIV/AIDS.
Responsibility: Saheed Aderinto.

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