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


Saskia Wieringa, Horacio Sívori

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.

The book was released during the IX conference of the IASSCS (International Association for the Study of Sexuality) in Buenos Aires, August 28-31, 2013. This volume corresponds to a successful output of the Sephis-Ford Foundation Sexualities Programme that worked between 2007-2013.

Organization: Horacio Sívori & Saskia Wieringa

Publishers: London, ZED books