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Politicizing sex in contemporary Africa : homophobia in Malawi

Author: Ashley Currier
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This timely account of politicized homophobia contests portrayals of the African continent as hopelessly homophobic, highlighting how elites deploy it.
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Currier, Ashley.
Politicizing sex in contemporary Africa.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018026581
(OCoLC)1039923200
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Currier
ISBN: 9781108613026 1108613020
OCLC Number: 1060605826
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Politicized homophobia in Malawi --
The politicization of same-sex sexualities in Malawi --
Trials of love: the rise of politicized homophobia --
The repressive "wedge" politics of politicized homophobia --
Arrested solidarity: why some movements do not support LGBT rights --
Under duress: sexual minorities' perceptions about the effects of politicized homophobia --
Conclusion: The reach and limits of politicized homophobia.
Responsibility: Ashley Currier.

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