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eBook Boy-Wives and Female-Husbands: Studies in African Homosexualities epub
  • ISBN: 031221216X
  • Author: Will Roscoe,Stephen O. Murray
  • Genre: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st edition (October 15, 1998)
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • ePUB size: 1161 kb
  • FB2 size 1402 kb
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Stephen O. Murray's recent book is American Gay. They both live in San . The title should have read "Studies in Sub-Saharan Homosexualities". The book uses contemporary and colonial sources (such as colonial court cases against "homosexualities". as well as studies in anthropology.

Stephen O. They both live in San Francisco. It features some dozen authors, virtually all of which seem to be Westerners also. Which may not make it easier to convince those who say that "African homosexualities" are a colonial invention. For a more authentic grasp on the material, more African sources themselves would have been more helpful. Probably a matter of availability.

Murray, Stephen O; Roscoe, Will.

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Murray, Stephen O; Roscoe, Will (1998), Boy-wives and Female Husbands: Studies in African homosexualities, St. Martin's Press, ISBN 978-0-312-23829-2. Murray, Stephen O (1998), American Sociolinguistics: Theorists and theory groups, Amsterdam, ISBN 978-1-55619-532-7. Murray, Stephen O (2000), Homosexualities, University of Chicago Press, ISBN 978-0-226-55194-4. Murray, Stephen O (2002), Pacific Homosexualities, Writers Club Press, iUniverse, ISBN 0-595-22785-6.

Claims concerning the presence and status of homosexuality in historic African cultures have become central points of contention in debates among contemporary African Americans. Stephen O. Murray, Will Roscoe. Palgrave Macmillan, 3 февр.

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With the publication of this book, we hope such claims will be finally acknowledged for what they are – wishful,.

On the Future of Lesbian and Gay Studies: A Dialogue with Will Roscoe. In Homosexuality as Behavior and Identity: Vol. 2, Dialogues of the Sexual Revolution, 234-52.

St. Martin's Press, 1998. New York: New York University Press, 1997. On the Future of Lesbian and Gay Studies: A Dialogue with Will Roscoe. New York: Haworth Press, 1990.

Claims concerning the presence and status of homosexuality in historic African cultures have become central points of contention in debates among contemporary African Americans. Some of those involved in the debate have even asserted that the original languages of Africa contained no words for gay or lesbian, therefore concluding that they did not exist. As the first work of its kind on the subject, Boy-Wives and Female-Husbands answers an urgent need for accurate, well-researched, and balanced work on African sexuality. It offers perspectives from the fields of anthropology and history, along with extensive evidence from ethnographic and literary sources. The essays explore such topics as woman-woman marriages, early reports of Malagasy "berdaches," male homosexuality in contemporary West Africa, alternative gender identities among the Swahili, the regulation of sexuality in colonial Zimbabwe, and the portrayals of homosexuality in modern African literature. Bound to be an invaluable resource for discussions of traditional and contemporary African cultures, Boy-Wives and Female-Husbands is a book whose time has clearly come.
Comments: (7)
Rude
An enlightening book presenting an extremely wide variety of narratives about non-heterosexual relationships in traditional and modern African cultures. The editors provide a superb introduction, presenting different approaches and definitions and then let the anthology entries each speak for themselves. Worthwhile reading in either the context of studies of sexuality or of African history and culture.
Thetalen
Perfect condtiton.
Talrajas
The writing is very academic and dense (by design) at points, however, this book is an absolutely fascinating read that details homosexuality across Africa.
Yojin
especially in light of legal situation in many african countries, where lesbian and gay people are being prosecuted and often incarcerated
Gralsa
I read the 2001 paperback of the originally 1998 book. It was edited by two US anthropologists/activists. The title should have read "Studies in Sub-Saharan Homosexualities". It features some dozen authors, virtually all of which seem to be Westerners also. Which may not make it easier to convince those who say that "African homosexualities" are a colonial invention. However, the content makes it clear that the colonialists' influence had been rather in the reverse, downpressing African homosexualities and brainwashing the new generations of the installed African elite. The term "homosexuality" is Western of course. Coined by an Austrian in Germany in the 19th century, melting Greek and Latin, describing a Western concept. (Which is also true for the term "heterosexuality".) Of course anywhere, you will find humans who fall in love and / or engage in sexuality which may be transcribed as homosexuality by the Western gender concept. There are many differing gender concepts in Africa, however, some of which get mentioned in this book, others not. Read for example When Men Are Women: Manhood Among The Gabra Nomads Of East Africa or Male Daughters, Female Husbands: Gender and Sex in an African Society, both books NOT describing homosexualities.

The book uses contemporary and colonial sources (such as colonial court cases against "homosexualities".) as well as studies in anthropology. For a more authentic grasp on the material, more African sources themselves would have been more helpful. Probably a matter of availability. Still, some African authors could have shed a more thorough light on certain concepts. Especially old colonial sources are bound to be vague and of the not quite overstanding kind. Elaboration on concepts is something else than these compilation listings in a nut shell.

Still, this book offers a nice updated and important Western entry into the subject matter. (There were German collectors and publishers of the entire world's "homosexualities" in the early 20th century). Can't wait to read some African perspectives some day.

This book covers more (Black) African peoples NOT than it does.

However much or little this book may be flawed, for the time being one shouldn't engage in a denial argument without having read this one.

You may be interested in Islamic Homosexualities: Culture, History, and Literature, the newer African Intimacies: Race, Homosexuality, and Globalization and the much, much older German Das Geschlechtsleben der Naturvölker..
Marirne
The first book to attempt to survey homosexualities across (sub-Saharan) Africa is also a very good one. At a time when certain East African leaders are trying to hold onto power by scapegoating homosexuality as "un-African," Murray and Roscoe show that there are and have been a wide range of roles in "traditional" African cultures for those who love persons of their own sex. Once this is established - and it is established beyond any reasonable doubt - most readers will probably be more interested in the parts of the book dealing with contemporary individuals (including a young Kikuyu's male's memoir, Amory's chapter on the changing conceptions on the Swahili coast, and an explanation of the view in Lesotho and elsewherre that two women cannot have "sex," so that their physical relations are not seen as "sexual").

The book concludes by looking at the "social construction" of homosexualities by cross-tabulating societies with a kind of homosexuality (with relationships structured by age, structured by gender, or more-or-less egalitarian ones) with other structures (e.g., of inheritance, postpartum taboos) in the same societies. No absolute, categorical patterns emerge. I.e., there are correlations, but no clear "if x, then homosexuality y" conclusions.
Zuser
Here is a book with oral histories and folklore tales from ethnographers that went to Africa. The book is an eyeopening one into the sexuality aspect of Africans often challenging theories of sexuality. It is an excellent book to answer to the question of How & Why Does Same Sex Sexual Behavior Varies Cross Culturally? It was writing an essay on this topic that got me to this book, I have always wanted to know about this issue since there has been a lot of denial from African colleagues but once I have read the first few pages of the book that 'denial' and "shh" feelings that exist within many Africans, was brought to light. The same smoothness and revelation is experienced throughout the book. The book seperates Africa into four regional sections to illustrate the diversity of African culture within that vast continent. It is very easy to read and simple too. If you are a book worm, you will love this one. It is the book for History, Anthropology or Gender Study students or those with interest in the above mention + Sexuality. The book now occupies a special place in my selective collection, get one too, I am sure there will be no regrets!
The "Africa" that this book refers to is Sub-Saharan Africa minus Arabs, Berbers and South African whites. It is a collection of articles by various authors. There should have been an article on situational homosexuality among South African mine-workers, but there wasn't.
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