Marriage, Perversion, and Power: The Construction of Moral Discourse in Southern Rhodesia 1894-1930

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byDiana Jeater

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This is the first scholarly study of African marriage relationships in Southern Rhodesia during the early twentieth century. It is a highly original and cogently argued history of sexuality and gender relations in colonial Africa. Diana Jeater's analysis pays careful attention tomethodological questions and fruitfully combines historical and anthropological approaches.Dr Jeater examines the marriage relationship and the regulation of sexuality in terms of both the poltiical and the production systems, and offers valuable insights into the nature of gender relationships before and during the colonial period. She analyses colonial ideology, its contradictions andits effects on the people of Southern Rhodesia, and explores the interactions between black and white, male and female. Marriage, Perversion, and Power is an important contribution to African history and to the study of gender relations.

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This is the first scholarly study of African marriage relationships in Southern Rhodesia during the early twentieth century. It is a highly original and cogently argued history of sexuality and gender relations in colonial Africa. Diana Jeater's analysis pays careful attention tomethodological questions and fruitfully combines historic...

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This is the first scholarly study of African marriage relationships in Southern Rhodesia during the early twentieth century. It is a highly original and cogently argued history of sexuality and gender relations in colonial Africa. Diana Jeater examines the impact of colonial occupation at its deepest level - the way in which men and wo...

Diana Jeater is a Lecturer in History, University of the West of England, Bristol.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:290 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.91 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198203799

ISBN - 13:9780198203797

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`Jeater's account emphasises the substantial differences amongst the white elite as to whether and how state intervention in marriage and sexual practices should take place.'Current Writing