By Marc Epprecht
Honorable point out by way of the David Easton Award Committee
APSA Finalist for the 2009 Herskovits Award for notable scholarly paintings released on Africa
Heterosexual Africa? The background of an concept from the Age of Exploration to the Age of AIDS builds from Marc Epprecht’s prior e-book, Hungochani (which focuses expli citly on same-sex wish in southern Africa) to discover the historic techniques in which a novel, heterosexual identification for Africa was once constructed—by anthropologists, ethnopsychologists, colonial officers, African elites, and so much lately, well-being care staff looking to tackle the HIV/AIDS pandemic. this is often an eloquently written, obtainable e-book, in accordance with a wealthy and numerous variety of resources, that would locate enthusiastic audiences in school rooms and within the common public.
Epprecht argues that Africans, similar to humans world wide, have continuously had a number of sexualities and sexual identities. Over the process the final centuries, even though, African societies south of the Sahara have become considered as singularly heterosexual. Epprecht conscientiously lines the various routes in which this singularity, this heteronormativity, grew to become a dominant tradition. a desirable tale that would without doubt generate vigorous debate Epprecht makes his venture communicate to various literatures—queer conception, the hot imperial background, African social heritage, queer and women’s experiences, and biomedical literature at the HIV/AIDS pandemic. He does this with a mild adequate hand that his tale isn't really slowed down through unending references to specific debates.
Heterosexual Africa? goals to appreciate a permanent stereotype approximately Africa and Africans. It asks how Africa got here to be outlined as a “homosexual-free sector” through the colonial period, and the way this concept not just survived the transition to independence yet flourished lower than stipulations of globalization and early panicky responses to HIV/AIDS.
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