“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.”
Both anti-discrimination and pro-gay activists appeal to features of a pre-colonial past.
Nineteenth-century British imperial imaginaries took great delight in expressing the terror of, and a morbid fascination with, hijra bodies.