Christianity, Globalization, and Protective Homophobia

Democratic Contestation of Sexuality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Authors: Kaoma, Kapya J.

  • Utilizes a broad base of empirical research to contest various theories that seek to explain the rise of homophobia in Africa as the result of US evangelical interventions
  • Situates homophobia in Africa within a perspective of globalization, transnational networks, and the relationship between domestic and international space
  • Appeals to scholars in Political Science, African Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Anthropology, in particular those interested in human rights, aid and development, sexuality, and gender
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This book examines how socio-political assumptions inform and shape the contestation of sexuality on the African continent. Across Africa, the idea that homosexuality is un-African, un-Christian, un-natural, and un-cultural is now well established. This book analyzes politically- and religiously-inspired protective homophobia within the context of Africa’s socioeconomic and political place in the global community. The author builds upon on-the-ground research and his groundbreaking previous studies on the cultural politics of globalization in Africa to present a wide, complex, and interdisciplinary understanding of Africa’s sexual politics.

About the authors

Kapya Kaoma is Visiting Researcher at Boston University, USA. He was the original researcher to expose the ties between US right-wing evangelicals and the anti-LGBTQ legislation in Uganda, and has testified before Congress and the United Nations. He is the author of a number of books, including Globalizing the Culture Wars (2009), Colonizing African Values (2012), and American Culture Warriors in Africa (2014), and appears as an expert voice in the 2013 documentary God Loves Uganda.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Is Homosexuality an African or Un-African Human Rights Issue?

    Kaoma, Kapya

    Pages 1-19

  • Contesting the Sexual: Sexuality in an African Context

    Kaoma, Kapya

    Pages 21-45

  • Contesting Religion: African Religious Leaders in Sexual Politics

    Kaoma, Kapya

    Pages 47-72

  • Contesting Global Culture: Globalization and Sexual Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Kaoma, Kapya

    Pages 73-98

  • Contesting Identity: Democratic Human Rights and Sexual Politics

    Kaoma, Kapya

    Pages 99-122

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66341-8
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66340-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Christianity, Globalization, and Protective Homophobia
Book Subtitle
Democratic Contestation of Sexuality in Sub-Saharan Africa
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66341-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66341-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66340-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 185
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