Imperialism within the Margins: Queer Representation and the Politics of Culture in Southern Africa
  • Imperialism within the Margins: Queer Representation and the Politics of Culture in Southern Africa
  • Imperialism within the Margins: Queer Representation and the Politics of Culture in Southern Africa

Imperialism within the Margins: Queer Representation and the Politics of Culture in Southern Africa

by William J. Spurlin
     
 

Through focusing on the sexual politics that have emerged out of post-apartheid South Africa, Spurlin investigates textual and cultural representations of same-sex desire outside of the Euroamerican axes of queer culture and politics, and considers the ways in which queer cultural productions in southern Africa do not merely intersect with western queer identity

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Overview

Through focusing on the sexual politics that have emerged out of post-apartheid South Africa, Spurlin investigates textual and cultural representations of same-sex desire outside of the Euroamerican axes of queer culture and politics, and considers the ways in which queer cultural productions in southern Africa do not merely intersect with western queer identity politics and cultural representations but also resist them. Imperialism Within the Margins therefore provides an engaged and much-needed critique of the long-present heterosexist biases of postcolonial studies and the western biases of academic queer theory.

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"Substantially original in content and approach."--Alan Sinfield, Sussex University
"Spurlin makes a compelling case for the need to queer postcolonial theory and decolonize queer theory, arguing cogently that only these moves can enable a fuller understanding of non-heteronormative sexualities in Africa."--Ruth Vanita, author of Love's Rite: Same-Sex Marriage in India and the West

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403974136
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/22/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

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