Sexuality and social justice in africa epprecht marc. Book Review: Sexuality and Social Justice in Africa: Rethinking Homophobia and Forging Resistance by Marc Epprecht 2019-03-21

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Sexuality and Social Justice in Africa:Rethinking Homophobia and Forging Resistance , by Marc Epprecht

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Find this book: β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Jia Hui Lee is a postgraduate student in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. Such commentary also overlooks grounds for optimism in the struggle for sexual rights and justice in Africa, not just for sexual minorities but for the majority population as well. Jochen Lucksheiter and other staff at the Heinrich BΓΆll Foundation, Cape Town office, enabled my participation in a very exciting colloquium there in November 2010. Marc holds his PhD in history from Dalhousie University, and has also taught at the University of Zimbabwe. Contents: Introduction -- Demystifying sexuality studies in Africa -- Faiths -- Sex and the state -- Struggles and strategies -- Conclusion. As nationalist sentiments begin to challenge colonial rule in Africa, homosexuality came to be perceived as a weakness, a threat to the masculinity that black male leaders such as Julius Nyerere wielded. Epprecht then goes on to elaborate on a second, alternative approach, that is promoting sexual rights by advancing public health arguments.

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Sexuality and Social Justice in Africa by Marc Epprecht by Marc Epprecht

sexuality and social justice in africa epprecht marc

They hector Africans with human rights certitudes. In her account of erotic justice in India, sex workers, gays and lesbians, and cultural producers are at the forefront of the challenge to the official sexual order introduced through colonial legal codes and medical texts. Thanks especially to Chesterfield Samba for organizing that visit. For social workers and activists, it offers a strategy for creating change in difficult places. It shows, despite much publicized homophobia, the existence of sexual tolerance and calls for the elaboration of erotic justice. Such commentary also overlooks grounds for optimism in the struggle for sexual rights and justice in Africa, not just for sexual minorities but for the majority population as well.

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Sexuality and Social Justice in Africa:Rethinking Homophobia and Forging Resistance, by Marc Epprecht

sexuality and social justice in africa epprecht marc

However, much of the analysis thus far has been highly critical of African leadership and culture without considering local nuances, historical factors and external influences that are contributing to the problem. However, much of the analysis has been highly critical of African leadership and culture without considering local nuances, historical factors and external influences that are contributing to the problem. He makes considerable effort to write for the non-specialist. However, a bold, new gay rights movement has emerged in several of the countries of the region since the 1980s, offering an exciting new dimension in the broad struggle for human rights and democracy unfolding on the continent. Such commentary also overlooks grounds for optimism in the struggle for sexual rights and justice in Africa, not just for sexual minorities but for the majority population as well. Duiker, S 2001 The Quiet Violence of Dreams, Cape Town: Kwela Books.

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Sexuality and Social Justice in Africa by Marc Epprecht by Marc Epprecht

sexuality and social justice in africa epprecht marc

New social media enable activists and scholars to share this trove, along with breaking news and views within expanding transnational networks. Clearly written and richly annotated, the book will prove to be a useful guide for academics, social workers, and activists, writes Jia Hui Lee. Gay-bashing by political and religious figures in Zimbabwe and Gambia; draconian new laws against lesbians and gays and their supporters in Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda; and the imprisonment and extortion of gay men in Senegal and Cameroon have all rightly sparked international condemnation. Activism and media attention to the topic can, however, create new problems in the short run that may undermine the long-term objectives. Lastly, but by no means least, I thank Allison, Jennifer, Adriane and Gabriel, my immediate loving family who have grown with me throughout this journey.

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Sexuality and Social Justice in Africa by Marc Epprecht by Marc Epprecht

sexuality and social justice in africa epprecht marc

Van Klinken, A, Chitando, E 2016 Public Religion and the Politics of Homosexuality in Africa, Abingdon and New York: Routledge. And some great characters: Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita, an eighteenth-century Kongolese prophet who denounced the slave trade and taught that Jesus and his family were black. They embraced Semenya as part of the South African family, but only to the extent that her femaleness and femininity were publicly confirmed. Such commentary also overlooks grounds for optimism in the struggle for sexual rights and justice in Africa, not just for sexual minorities but for the majority population as well. The possibilities of this beautiful and allusive phrase have been explored by Ratna Kapur, a feminist lawyer. Epprecht, M 2013 Sexuality and Social Justice in Africa: Rethinking Homophobia and Forging Resistance, London: Zed Books. Still, many people do not understand why there is all the fuss now about the private lives and sex organs of a presumably small number of certain individuals.

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Sexuality and Social Justice in Africa : Marc Epprecht : 9781780323824

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Tamale, S 2011 African Sexualities: A Reader, Cape Town: Pambazuka. Description: 1 online resource ix, 222 pages. Epprecht, M 2008 Heterosexual Africa? Such commentary also overlooks grounds for optimism in the struggle for sexual rights and justice in Africa, not just for sexual minorities but for the majority population as well. Mauritania, to give one example, has one of the most draconian laws against homosexual acts in the world, with punishment up to the death sentence. Kaoma, K 2017 Christianity, Globalization, and Protective Homophobia: Democratic Contestation of Sexuality in Sub-Saharan Africa, London, New York, Shanghai: Palgrave Macmillan. But it lacks the panache that marks most of the book. Clearly written and richly annotated, it will prove to be a useful guide for academics, social workers and activists.

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Review of Marc Epprecht: Sexuality and Social Justice in Africa

sexuality and social justice in africa epprecht marc

But Epprecht is good at summing up the insights from sometimes impenetrably-phrased western scholarship, and he should be allowed to do so, because he is clearly an attentive reader of African scholarship too. For Epprecht, this claim is a distraction used by leaders to divert attention away from other more pressing issues. South Africa, with Brazil, also led the way in June 2011 to have the United Nations Human Rights Council explicitly commit to that principle. Sexualities 10, 2 241β€” 258. Available at: accessed 8 September 2015.

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Book Review: Sexuality and Social Justice in Africa: Rethinking Homophobia and Forging Resistance by Marc Epprecht

sexuality and social justice in africa epprecht marc

Eroticism requires happiness and physical nourishment, while sex can be full of sadness, can take place when you are physically hungry. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about. At the outset, Epprecht says that he does not intend to debate homophobes, fundamentalists or other rhetorical firebrands. His book is a vital introduction for anybody wishing to understand the complex ways that African societies are changing when it comes to issues of sexuality, and how new ideas about sexual identity - often deeply grounded in ancient traditions - are taking root on the continent. Even if one accepts the 3 per cent assumption, these issues all affect the lives of the other 97 per cent. I find it hard to refrain from as much myself.

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