Sex, Law and the Politics of Age: Child Marriage in India, 1891-1937 is a microhistory of a law restraining child marriages passed in colonial India in 1929, and a critical account of the emergence of “age” as scientific and governmental object, crucial for upholding the rule of law, for governing intimate life, and for securing gender rights and social justice, in twentieth century India.
NOTCHES’ commitment in working toward an anti-racist history of sexuality.
“Fairyland” came to represent radically different things to discrete groups of people.
Attempts to ban child marriage in Southern Rhodesia reflected the Europeans’ tendency to perceive African male sexuality as excessive.
Venereal diseases became a means through which colonial elites and moral reformers condemned, surveilled, and made medical interventions against the Jamaican masses.
Eating and reproduction are crucial biological processes that are fraught with emotional meanings.
Aderinto argues that the British perceived prostitution as evidence of African “primitiveness.”