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

Author: Marc Epprecht
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press ; Scottsville, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2008.
Series: New African histories series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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-by anthropologists, ethnopsychologists, colonial officials, African elites, and most recently, health  Read more...
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Epprecht, Marc.
Heterosexual Africa?.
Athens : Ohio University Press ; Scottsville, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008009908
(OCoLC)192056185
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Epprecht
ISBN: 9780821442982 0821442988
OCLC Number: 636888503
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 231 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.
Series Title: New African histories series.
Responsibility: Marc Epprecht.

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Focuses on a rich and diverse range of sources, that can find enthusiastic audiences in classrooms and in the general public. This book traces the many routes by which this singularity, this  Read more...

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