1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Queer African Studies

Edited By S.N. Nyeck Copyright 2020
    328 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    328 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This handbook offers diverse perspectives on queer Africa, incorporating scholarly contributions on themes that reflect and inflect the trajectories of queer contributions to African studies within and outside academia.

    The Routledge Handbook of Queer African Studies incorporates a range of unique perspectives, reflecting ongoing struggles between regimes of inclusion and those of transformation premised upon different relational and reflexive engagements between queer embodiment and Africa’s subjectivities. All sections of this handbook blend contributions from public intellectuals and practitioners with academic reflections on topics not limited to neoliberalism, social care, morality and ethics, social education, and technology, through the lens of queer African studies. The book renders visible the ongoing transformations and resistance within African societies as well as the inventiveness of queer presence in negotiating belonging.

    This handbook will be of interest to students and scholars of gender and sexuality in Africa, queer studies, and African culture and society.

    Part I: Perspectives on Care  1. Traditional African Systems of Land Ownership and their Impact on Lesbian Women  2. Queering Love: Sex, Care, Capital, and Academic Prejudices  3. Women who Love Women: Negotiation of African Traditions and Kinship  4. Queer African Studies and Directions in Methodology  Part II: Perspectives on Participation  5. LGBTIQ Political Participation in South Africa: The Rights, the Real, and the Representation  6. Are You a Footballer? The Radical Potential of Women's Football at the National Level  7. The Quest for Belonging among Male Sex Workers and Hustlers in Nairobi  Part III: Perspectives on Morality and Ethics  8. Can Black Queer Feminists Believe in God? An Exploration of Feminism, Sexuality, and the Spiritual  9. Leaky Anuses, Loose Vaginas, and Large Penises: A Heirarchy of Sexualized Bodies in the Pentecostal Imaginary  10. Moral Agency and the Paradox of Positionality: Disruptive Bodies and Queer Resistance in Senegalese Women's Soccer  Part IV: Perspectives on Techniques and Technology  11. Teaching Sex Times: A Space for Conversation and Knowledge Building about Sex  12. A Man with Boundaries: Masculinities, Technologies, and Counter Publics in Urban Accra  13. Deconstructing Homosexuality in Ghana  Part V: Perspectives on Neoliberalism  14. Revisiting Authoritative Accounts of #FeesMustFall Movement and LGBTI Silencing  15. Sex and Money in West Africa: The "Money" Problem in West African Sexual Diversity Politics  16. Normative Collusions and Amphibious Evasions: The Contested Politics of Queer Self-Making in Neoliberal Ghana  Part VI: Perspectives on Negotiating Social Education  17. Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Queer Women  18. "We have sex, but we don't talk about it": Examining Silences in Teaching and Learning about Sex and Sexuality in Ghana and Ethiopia  19. Caught between Worlds: Ghanaian Youth's Views of Hybrid Sexuality  20. Sex Panics and LGBTQ Children's Rights to Schooling 


    Dr. S.N. Nyeck is the book review editor for the Journal of Africana Religions; an Africa Multiple Cluster Excellence Fellow at Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies in Germany; a Research Associate with Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation (CriSHET) at Mandela University in South Africa; and a Visiting Scholar at Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative at Emory School of Law, USA.