The Sexual History of the Global South: Sexual Politics in Africa, Asia, and Latin America


Edited by Saskia Wieringa and Horacio Sivori

The Sexual History of the Global South explores the gap between sexuality studies and postcolonial, cultural critique. Featuring twelve original case studies, based on original historical and ethnographic research from countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the book examines the sexual investments underlying the colonial project and the construction of modern nation-states. Covering issues of heteronormativity, postcolonial amnesia regarding non-normative sexualities, women's sexual agency, the policing of the boundaries between the public and the private realm, sexual citizenship, the connections between LGBTQ activism and processes of state formation, and the emergence of sexuality studies in the Global South, this collection is of great geographical, historical and topical significance.

Paperback: 275 pages
Publisher: Zed Books (April 11 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1780324029
Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm