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Human Sexuality in Africa

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The papers presented in this book are characterized by a wide-ranging view and tone that is often speculative and best viewed as a provocative introduction to an important field of inquiry, rather than as a state-of-the-art assessment of sexuality in Africa. It is hoped that the chapters will stimulate further thought and research, especially since most make no pretense of offering the final word on the topics they discuss.

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It can generally be assumed that there are two reasons for people to have sex: to have children and to have fun. This book looks at the fun aspects.

In Africa, a lot is known about the sexual and reproductive health aspects of sexuality through large-scale surveys, including the World Fertlity surveys and Demographic and Health surveys. Furthermore, anthropologists have largely documented the exotic rites de passage and marriage in traditional societies while popular media has, in recent years, made significant inroads in breaking the silence surrounding sexuality. Yet, much remains to be discovered regarding the positive and non-heterosexual expressions of sexuality in Africa.

The papers presented in this book are characterized by a wide-ranging view and tone that is often speculative and best viewed as a provocative introduction to an important field of inquiry, rather than as a state-of-the-art assessment of sexuality in Africa. It is hoped that the chapters will stimulate further thought and research, especially since most make no pretense of offering the final word on the topics they discuss.

Additional information

Dimensions 24 × 16 cm
Publisher

Language

English

Date Published

2007

ISBN

9781920196028

Specifications

Softcover, 24x16cm, 264pp