Heterosexual Africa: The History of an Idea from the Age of Exploration to the Age of AIDS (Google eBook)

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Ohio University Press, Jun 1, 2009 - History
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Contents

A Puzzling Blindspot a Troubling Silence a Strange Consensus
1
The Ethnography of African Straightness
34
Ethnopsychiatry and the Making of Gay Shaka
65
Slim Disease and the Science of Silence
100
Alternatives and Ambiguities
131
Conclusion
160
Notes
173
Works Cited
187
Index
219
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