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Sexual diversity in Africa : politics, theory, and citizenship

Author: S N Nyeck; Marc Epprecht
Publisher: Montréal [Quebec] : McGill-Queen's University Press, Beaconsfield, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, [2013] 2013 ©2013
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A comprehensive analysis of sexual diversity in Africa from a multidisciplinary perspective
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Sexual diversity in Africa.
Montréal & Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2013]
(OCoLC)843859512
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S N Nyeck; Marc Epprecht
ISBN: 9780773589759 0773589759 9780773541870 077354187X
OCLC Number: 865475030
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 302 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Human rights challenge in Africa: sexual minority rights and the African charter on human and peoples' rights / Olajide Akanji and Marc Epprecht --
No place like home: African refugees and the emergence of a new queer frame of reference / Notisha Massaquoi --
The making of "African sexuality": early sources, current debates / Marc Epprecht --
Rhetorical analysis of President Jammeh's threats to behead homosexuals in the Gambia / Stella Nyanzi --
Military mutilation: the aversion program in the South African Defence Force in the apartheid era / Vasu Reddy, Lisa Wiebesiek, and Crystal Munthree --
Constructing the "ex-gay" subject: cultural convergences in post-apartheid South Africa / Melissa Hackman --
The (mis)treatment of South African track star Caster Semenya / Shari L. Dworkin, Amanda Lock Swarr, and Cheryl Cooky --
Mobilizing against the invisible: erotic nationalism, mass media, and the "paranoid style" in Cameroon / S.N. Nyeck --
"The one who first says I love you": love, seniority, and relational gender in postcolonial Ghana / Serena Owusua Dankwa --
LGBTI community and citizenship practices in Urban Ghana / Kathleen O'Mara --
Male homosexuality in Bamako: a cross-cultural and cross-historical comparative perspective / Christophe Broqua
Responsibility: edited by S.N. Nyeck and Marc Epprecht
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