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Title:Researching sexuality with young women: Southern Africa
Editors:Bennett, JaneISNI
Chigudu, HopeISNI
Periodical:Feminist Africa (ISSN 1726-460X)
Geographic term:Southern Africa
women students
External link:http://www.agi.ac.za/agi/feminist-africa/17/
Abstract:Between 2010 and 2011, the African Gender Institute hosted a project on strengthening the sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) leadership of young women based at five different universities in southern Africa. This issue of 'Feminist Africa' foregrounds the research created through the five teams. Jane Bennett discusses intellectual work on sexualities in African contexts, emphasizing the need to be wary of the simplistic deployment of an 'African/Western' binary. Jill Bradbury and Peace Kiguwa, working with a team of young women, write about their visual mapping of the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) as a way of re-seeing campus streets in terms of sexual pleasure and sexual vulnerability. S.T. Mosime, P.N. Ntshwarang and G.B. Mookodi from the University of Botswana focused on the use of personal story-telling to generate dialogue about sexual conventions and the negotiation of gendered expectations for young women on campus, and off. Mary Hames discusses campus cultures and homosexuality, notably at the University of the Western Cape. Pieces by Tanja Bosch and Susan Holland-Muter, of the University of Cape Town, Lucy Edwards-Jauch from the University of Namibia, and Naomi Wekwete and Charity Manyureke of the University of Zimbabwe add texture and diversity to the articles' analysis of the work of young women on questions of gender-based violence and policy, politics of space and sexuality, the meaning of HIV-prevention campaigns, and the politics of gender and sexual pleasure. [ASC Leiden abstract]