How elites used politicized homophobia to consolidate their moral and political authority.
Love, Sex, and Desire in Modern Egypt: Navigating the Margins of Respectability
Set in transnational Cairo over a two-decade period, this book is an ethnography about love and desire.
Desire Work: Ex-Gay and Pentecostal Masculinity in South Africa
Desire Work documents the lives of mostly white, ex-gay Pentecostal men in Cape Town, South Africa.
Sexuality, Secrecy, and Local Government in Early Twentieth-Century Edendale, South Africa
Class shame hinging upon perceived sexual immorality is an often overlooked element of anti-colonial/apartheid politics in South Africa.
Local Sexual Cultures and the Response to HIV/AIDS Along the Uganda-Tanzania Border
Is it helpful to conceive of one African epidemic, with one set of universal causes? And how is the history of HIV understood within African communities?
From Child Pledging to Child Abuse: How Girl Marriage Changed in Zimbabwe
Attempts to ban child marriage in Southern Rhodesia reflected the Europeans’ tendency to perceive African male sexuality as excessive.
Abortion Under Apartheid
During apartheid (1948-1990), abortion was often used as a political tool.