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Sexuality and the Politics of Rights in Southern Africa: The Legacy of Venus Monstrosa
Phillips, Oliver
ISBN 13: 
9781904385189
ISBN 10: 
1904385184
Category: 
Law
Edition: 
1
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Publication Date: 
08/2030
Format: 
Cloth
Status: 
Not Yet Published
Imprint: 
Routledge
Affiliation: 
University of Westminster, UK
Audience: 
College/higher education
Pages: 
250
Weight: 
2
Retail Price: 
150.00 (Tentative Price May Change)
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Synopsis:

Exploring sexuality and what constitutes appropriate sexual behaviours in South Africa and Zimbabwe, this book views sexuality as an instrument of social regulation and traces the historical continuities between colonialism and current debates.

The distinctly contrary ways that both countries have approached sexuality epitomize either the intransigence of the ‘traditional’ or the promise of ‘liberation’. Phillips analyzes their differences and similarities, including the contrasting role of the constitution as a platform for rights in each country, their different engagement with customary law and legal subjectivity within the context of a range of concerns, including:

  • gender equality
  • expressions of cultural authenticity
  • rights in local attempts to define the post-colonial nation.

A powerful look at the key elements of gender relations, post-colonial nationhood and sexual rights, this book is an invaluable legal reference resource for all those interested in the interface between sexuality, gender and the law.


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