Summary Book Review Colonialism and Homosexuality by Robert Aldrich:
Download or read book Colonialism and Homosexuality written by Robert Aldrich and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Colonial lands provided a haven for many Europeans whose sexual inclinations did not fit neatly into the constraints of European society. This book offers a thorough investigation of the connections between homosexuality and European colonialism.
Summary Book Review Colonialism and Homosexuality by Robert Aldrich:
Download or read book Colonialism and Homosexuality written by Robert Aldrich and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2008-01-28 with total page 530 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Colonialism and Homosexuality is a thorough investigation of the connections of homosexuality and imperialism from the late 1800s - the era of 'new imperialism' - until the era of decolonization. Robert Aldrich reconstructs the context of a number of liaisons, including those of famous men such as Cecil Rhodes, E.M. Forster or André Gide, and the historical situations which produced both the Europeans and their non-Western lovers. Colonial lands, which in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century included most of Africa, South and Southeast Asia and the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and the Caribbean, provided a haven for many Europeans whose sexual inclinations did not fit neatly into the constraints of European society. Each of the case-studies is a micro-history of a particular colonial situation, a sexual encounter, and its wider implications for cultural and political life. Students both of colonial history, and of gender and queer studies, will find this an informative read.
Summary Book Review British Colonialism and the Criminalization of Homosexuality by Enze Han:
Download or read book British Colonialism and the Criminalization of Homosexuality written by Enze Han and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-05-03 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: British Colonialism and the Criminalization of Homosexuality examines whether colonial rule is responsible for the historical, and continuing, criminalization of same-sex sexual relations in many parts of the world. Enze Han and Joseph O’Mahoney gather and assess historical evidence to demonstrate the different ways in which the British empire spread laws criminalizing homosexual conduct amongst its colonies. Evidence includes case studies of former British colonies and the common law and criminal codes like the Indian Penal Code of 1860 and the Queensland Criminal Code of 1899. Surveying a wide range of countries, the authors scrutinise whether ex-British colonies are more likely to have laws that criminalize homosexual conduct than other ex-colonies or other states in general They interrogate the claim that British imperialism uniquely ‘poisoned’ societies against homosexuality, and look at the legacies of colonialism and the politics and legal status of homosexuality across the globe.
Summary Book Review Cultural Encounters and Homoeroticism in Sri Lanka by Robert Aldrich:
Download or read book Cultural Encounters and Homoeroticism in Sri Lanka written by Robert Aldrich and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-10-17 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ceylon, or Sri Lanka, was long known to travellers for its luxuriant landscapes, colourful temples and friendly inhabitants – the island once named Serendip. This book explores the sojourns of gay visitors from the late 1800s to the modern day, providing a history of homosexuality, travel and cultural encounter on the island. The book offers profiles of major figures in Sri Lankan culture and of homosexual visitors, both famous and infamous, to the island. It discusses the experiences of sojourners including the Victorian social reformer Edward Carpenter and the German naturalist Ernst Haeckel, such British and American writers as Paul Bowles and Arthur C. Clarke, and the Australian painter Donald Friend. It also pays particular attention to Lionel Wendt, one of the most important modernist photographers outside Europe. For these figures, an erotic appreciation of young men whom they encountered mixed with interest in Sinhalese art, Buddhist and Hindu spirituality, and the flora and fauna of the island. Their experiences influenced modern writing, art and dance. Cultural influences moved in both directions, however, and Sri Lankans also found inspiration from abroad. The book argues that homosexuals played a major role in the transmission of cultural influences from Sri Lanka to the rest of the world, and from the wider world to this Indian Ocean island. Providing an original analysis of gay cultures in Sri Lanka from Victorian encounters to the present day, this book is the first study of Sri Lanka as a site of gay travel. An excellent study of trans-national cultural exchange, sexuality and the relationships between them, it will be of interest to academics in the field of Asian Studies, Colonial History and Gay and Queer Studies.
Summary Book Review The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel by Ato Quayson:
Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel written by Ato Quayson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion provides an engaging account of the postcolonial novel, from Joseph Conrad to Jean Rhys. Covering subjects from disability and diaspora to the sublime and the city, this Companion reveals the myriad traditions that have shaped the postcolonial literary landscape.
Summary Book Review The Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Colonialism by Chelsea Schields:
Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Colonialism written by Chelsea Schields and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-05-21 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unique in its global and interdisciplinary scope, this collection will bring together comparative insights across European, Ottoman, Japanese, and US imperial contexts while spanning colonized spaces in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, and East and Southeast Asia. Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives from cultural, intellectual and political history, anthropology, law, gender and sexuality studies, and literary criticism, The Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Colonialism combines regional and historiographic overviews with detailed case studies, making it the key reference for up-to-date scholarship on the intimate dimensions of colonial rule. Comprising more than 30 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Companion is divided into five parts: Directions in the study of sexuality and colonialism Constructing race, controlling reproduction Sexuality in law Subjects, souls, and selfhood Pleasure and violence. The Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Colonialism is essential reading for students and researchers in gender, sexuality, race, global studies, world history, Indigeneity, and settler colonialism.
Summary Book Review Queer Globalizations by Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé:
Download or read book Queer Globalizations written by Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2002-08-15 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays in this volume bring together scholars of postcolonial and lesbian and gay studies in order to examine, from multiple perspectives, the narratives that have sought to define globalization.
Summary Book Review Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights by Nancy Nicol:
Download or read book Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights written by Nancy Nicol and published by . This book was released on 2017 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review From African Peer Review Mechanisms to African Queer Review Mechanisms? by Artwell Nhemachena:
Download or read book From African Peer Review Mechanisms to African Queer Review Mechanisms? written by Artwell Nhemachena and published by African Books Collective. This book was released on 2019-04-22 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tracing recent bouts of globalised Mugabephobia to Robert Mugabe’s refusal to be neoimperially penetrated, this book juxtaposes economic liberalisation with the mounting liberalisation of African orifices. Reading land repossession and economic structural adjustment programmes together with what they call neoimperial structural adjustment of African orifices, the authors argue that there has been liberalisation of African orifices in a context where Africans are ironically prevented from repossessing their material resources. Juxtaposing recent bouts of Mugabephobia with discourses on homophobia, the book asks why empire prefers liberalising African orifices rather than attending to African demands for restitution, restoration and reparations. Noting that empire opposes African sovereignty, autonomy, and centralisation of power while paradoxically promoting transnational corporations’ centralisation of power over African economies, the book challenges contemporary discourses about shared sovereignty, distributed governance, heterarchy, heteronomy and onticology. Arguing that colonialists similarly denied Africans of their human essence, the tome problematises queer sexualities, homosexuality, ecosexuality, cybersexuality and humanoid robotic sexuality all of which complicate supposedly fundamental distinctions between human beings and animals and machines. Provocatively questioning queer sexuality and liberalised orifices that serve to divert African attention from the more serious unfinished business of repossessing material resources, the book insightfully compares Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Thomas Sankara and Julius Kambarage Nyerere who emphasised the imperatives of African autonomy, ownership, control and sovereignty over natural resources. Observing Africans’ interest in repossessing ownership and control over their resources, the book wonders why so much, queer, international attention is focused on foisting queer sexuality while downplaying more burning issues of resource repossession, human dignity, equality and equity craved by Africans for whom life is not confined to sexuality. With insights for scholars in sociology, development studies, law, politics, African studies, anthropology, transformation, decolonisation and decoloniality, the book argues that liberal democracy is a façade in a world that is actually ruled through criminocracy.
Summary Book Review The Sexual Demon of Colonial Power by Greg Thomas:
Download or read book The Sexual Demon of Colonial Power written by Greg Thomas and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Interrogates the language of body politics in the context of neo-colonialist domination
Summary Book Review Culture and Civilization by Gabriel R. Ricci:
Download or read book Culture and Civilization written by Gabriel R. Ricci and published by Transaction Publishers. This book was released on 2012-12-21 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume of "Culture and Civilization" focuses on cosmopolitanism, the global polity, and political ramifications of globalization. The introduction by Gabriel R. Ricci establishes context and provides an overview of the entire work. Topics include the history of globalization, climate change policy, ecological consequences of development, concepts of civilization, human rights, Eastern thought and economics, global citizenship, and travel writing. Within this collection, Carl J. Strikwerda argues that the first era of globalization in modern times was marked by global migrations patterns. Pablo Iannones history of the Andean oil rush and its ecological consequences looks at the processes of development. Brett Bowden argues that civilization entails both progress and war. J. Baird Callicott provides a philosophical analysis of a moral theory that accommodates spatial and temporal scales of climate change, Sanjay Paul analyzes the United Nations Global Compact, and Ed Chung discusses the role of economic theory in business schools. Colin Butler reflects on E. F. Schumachers "Buddhist Economics," while Taso Lagos relates parallel polis to the idea of global citizenship. Tony Burns examines the ways in which Aristotle, Hegel, and Kant have been interpreted. Finally, Adam Stauffer explores Charles Warren Stoddards work "South-Sea Idyls." This volume of "Culture and Civilization," the first under Riccis editorship, follows the tradition of the previous four volumes--developing critical ideas intended to produce a positive intellectual climate, one that is prepared to confront challenges and alert us to the opportunities, for people in all fields and of all faiths, of the twenty-first century.
Summary Book Review Sexuality in the Legal Arena by Didi Herman:
Download or read book Sexuality in the Legal Arena written by Didi Herman and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays in this book explore a wide range of themes of current interest and controversy, with a particular focus on lesbian and gay issues, nationality postcoloniality, sexuality and criminality, and the politics of rights struggles.>
Summary Book Review Postcolonial Studies by Benita Parry:
Download or read book Postcolonial Studies written by Benita Parry and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-07-31 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Parry offers the compelling argument that theoretical work must strive to join remembrance of the material past with a critique of the contemporary condition, remaining unreconciled to the past and unconsoled by the present.
Summary Book Review Historical Dictionary of Homosexuality by Brent Pickett:
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Homosexuality written by Brent Pickett and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-04-04 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical Dictionary of Homosexuality, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 200 cross-referenced entries on important historical figures, philosophic, artistic, and literary treatments of same-sex love, historical terms, and contemporary events.
Summary Book Review The Sexual and Gender Politics of Sport Mega-Events by Heather Sykes:
Download or read book The Sexual and Gender Politics of Sport Mega-Events written by Heather Sykes and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-08 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This challenging new study examines gender and sexuality in relation to the ‘roving colonialism’ of sport mega-events. Built around four case studies in postcolonial and settler colonial contexts—the Olympics in Vancouver, London and Sochi and soccer fans in the Egyptian revolution—the book examines sporting 'homonationalism' and anti-colonial resistance. The first part discusses different moments of ‘homonationalism’ in sport. The second part explores how indigenous and anti-colonial protests against mega-sport events lead to different views about gender and sexuality politics in sport. It offers a critical counter-narrative to the view that gay and lesbian inclusion in global sporting events is simply a matter of universal human rights. The book calls for LGBT social movements in sport to move away from complicity with neoliberalism, nationalism and colonial-racial logics, particularly Islamophobia, toward a decolonial politics of solidarity. Theoretically sophisticated and empirically grounded, this book draws together important threads in the contemporary study of sport to illuminate the relationship between sport and wider society. It will be fascinating reading for any student or researcher interested in the sociology of sport, Olympic studies, gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, indigenous studies, settler colonial studies or the politics of race and inclusion.
Summary Book Review Colonial India and the Making of Empire Cinema by Prem Chowdhry:
Download or read book Colonial India and the Making of Empire Cinema written by Prem Chowdhry and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the empire cinema made in Hollywood and Britain during the turbulent 1930s and 1940s. It shows how the empire cinema constructed the colonial world, its rationale for doing so, and the manner in which such constructions were received by the colonized people. Unique approach to the subject cinema and Empire from the perspective of the colonised rather than the coloniser. Vast amount of original research conducted in India contributing to a fresh perspective. Multifocal attitude which stretches through media and cultural studies, gender, film, imperial history, nationalism and postcolonialism.
Summary Book Review Christianity and Controversies over Homosexuality in Contemporary Africa by Ezra Chitando:
Download or read book Christianity and Controversies over Homosexuality in Contemporary Africa written by Ezra Chitando and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-05-12 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Issues of homosexuality are the subject of public and political controversy in many African societies today. Frequently, these controversies receive widespread attention both locally and globally, such as with the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda. In the international media, these cases tend to be presented as revealing a deeply-rooted homophobia in Africa fuelled by religious and cultural traditions. But so far little energy is expended in understanding these controversies in all their complexity and the critical role religion plays in them. Complementing the companion volume, Public Religion and the Politics of Homosexuality in Africa, this book investigates Christian politics and discourses on homosexuality in sub-Saharan Africa. The contributors present case studies from various African countries, from Nigeria to South Africa and from Cameroon to Uganda, focusing on Pentecostal, Catholic and mainline Protestant churches. They critically examine popular Christian theologies that perpetuate homophobia and discrimination, but they also discuss contestations of such discourses and emerging alternative Christian perspectives that contribute to the recognition of sexual diversity, social justice and human rights in contemporary Africa.