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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Love in Africa
Editors:Cole, JenniferISNI
Thomas, Lynn M.ISNI
Year:2009
Pages:265
Language:English
City of publisher:Chicago, IL
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
ISBN:0226113523; 9780226113524; 0226113531; 9780226113531
Geographic terms:Africa
Kenya
Madagascar
Niger
Nigeria
South Africa
Zanzibar
Subjects:interpersonal relations
sexuality
gender relations
courtship
mass media
social history
Abstract:This volume examines how men and women have imagined and negotiated love - the sentiments of attachment and affiliation that bind people to one another - in sexual, predominantly heterosexual, relationships in colonial and postcolonial Africa. The volume began as a double panel at the African Studies Association meetings in Washington, D.C., in 2005. Contributions: Introduction: Thinking through love in Africa (Lynn M. Thomas and Jennifer Cole); Love, sex, and the modern girl in 1930s southern Africa (Lynn M. Thomas); Making love in the Indian Ocean: Hindi films, Zanzibari audiences, and the construction of romance in the 1950s and 1960s (Laura Fair); 'Dear Dolly's' advice: representations of youth, courtship, and sexualities in Africa, 1960-1980 (Kenda Mutongi); Love, money, and economies of intimacy in Tamatave, Madagascar (Jennifer Cole); Providing love: sex and exchange in twentieth-century South Africa (Mark Hunter); Managing men, marriage, and modern love: women's perspectives on intimacy and male infidelity in southeastern Nigeria (Daniel Jordan Smith); Media and the therapeutic ethos of romantic love in middle-class Nairobi (Rachel Spronk); Lessons from 'Rubí': love, poverty, and the educational value of televised dramas in Niger (Adeline Masquelier). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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