Colonialism And Homosexuality by Robert AldrichColonialism And Homosexuality by Robert Aldrich

Colonialism And Homosexuality

byRobert AldrichEditorRobert Aldrich

Paperback | December 23, 2002

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Colonialism and Homosexualityis a thorough investigation of the connections of homosexuality and imperialism from the late 1800s - the era of 'new imperialism' - until the era of decolonization. Robert Aldrich reconstructs the context of a number of liaisons, including those of famous men such as Cecil Rhodes, E.M. Forster or Andr'ide, and the historical situations which produced both the Europeans and their non-Western lovers.

Colonial lands, which in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century included most of Africa, South and Southeast Asia and the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and the Caribbean, provided a haven for many Europeans whose sexual inclinations did not fit neatly into the constraints of European society.

Each of the case-studies is a micro-history of a particular colonial situation, a sexual encounter, and its wider implications for cultural and political life. Students both of colonial history, and of gender and queer studies, will find this an informative read.


Title:Colonialism And HomosexualityFormat:PaperbackPublished:December 23, 2002Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415196167

ISBN - 13:9780415196161

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Editorial Reviews

"Fascinating... this growing body of scholarship should prompt fresh interpretation of empire and colonialism's interaction with gender and sexuality... Excellent bibliography.."-Choice "Combining extensive scholarly research with the kind of solid storytelling that marks the most interesting historical writing, Aldrich examines the complex roles homosexual relationships played during colonialist expansion.."-Lambda Book Report, January 2004 "Aldrich does make the important point, though, that the outlook of homosexual and homosocial administrators had a direct impact on colonial policy."-"Geist