Research on Gender and Sexualities in Africa by Jane BennettResearch on Gender and Sexualities in Africa by Jane Bennett

Research on Gender and Sexualities in Africa

EditorJane Bennett, Sylvia Tamale

Paperback | July 21, 2017

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This collection comprises a diverse and stimulating collection of essays on questions of gender and sexualities, crafted by both established and younger researchers. The collection includes fascinating insights into topics as varied as the popularity of thong underwear in urban Kenya, the complexity of Tanzanian youth’s negotiation of HIV-cultures, the dialogues between religion and controversial questions in sexualities activism, and the meaning of living as a Zimbabwean girl, who became HIV-positive because her mother had no access to antiretroviral drugs during pregnancy. Some pieces deepen contemporary debates, others initiate new questions. The collection seeks to sustain and invigorate research, policy-making and continentaly-focused thought on difficult, yet compelling, realities.

Jane Bennett is the director of African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town. Her research interests include questions of sexualities, gender, and violence within African contexts, and also questions of African feminist theorising and strategic activism. Professor Bennett co-edited, with Charmaine Pereira the book Jacketed W...
Title:Research on Gender and Sexualities in AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.48 inPublished:July 21, 2017Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:286978712X

ISBN - 13:9782869787124


Table of Contents

1. ‘Fashionable Strategies’: Travels in Gender and Sexuality Studies
2. Exploring the Contours of African Sexualities: Religion, Law and Power
3. The Power of Pleasure: Re-conceptualising Sexualities
4. Rethinking ‘Sex’ and Secrecy in Precolonial African History
5. The ‘G-String’ as a Space for Sexual and Political Imagination
6. ‘Daddy, Today we have a Match!’ Women’s Agentic Strategies in Initiating Sexual Intercourse in an Urban Ghanaian Community
7. Construction of Social Identity in the Erotic Juju Song-poetry of Saint Janet
8. Language, Sex and Power Relations: An Analysis of Shona Sexual Expressions9. Feminism: How Women in Uganda are Shaping the Way we Think about Sex and Politics
10. HIV-Positive Women ‘Virgins’: The Complexities of Discourse on Issues of Sex and Sexuality in Zimbabwe
11. Sexual Health Promotion in Tanzania