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Human Sexuality in Africa

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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.

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 charaterised by a wide-ranging view and tone that is often speculative and best viewed as a provocative introduction to an important field of enquiry, 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 pretence of offering the final word on the topics they discuss.

Parameters of Book: Book
Sub-title: Beyond Reproduction
Author: Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale; Richmond Tiemoko & Paulina Makinwa-Adebusoye (eds)
ISBN: 9781920196028
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Size (mm): 235 x 155mm
Pages: 264pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
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