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Title:Gender and Sexuality in Senegalese Societies: Critical Perspectives and Methods
Editors:M'Baye, Babacar
Muhonja, Besi Brillian
Chapter(s):Present
Year:2019
Pages:326
Language:English
Series:Gender and Sexuality in Africa and the Diaspora
City of publisher:Lanham, MD
Publisher:Lexington Books
ISBN:9781793601124
Geographic term:Senegal
Subjects:gender
sexuality
homosexuality
LGBT
Abstract:Drawing from the diverse fields of postcolonial studies, literary studies, history, anthropology, sociology, political science, environmental studies, and development studies, among others, this book demonstrates the urgency and necessity of new research in gender and queer studies in and on Senegalese societies. By focusing on subjects that have thus far been largely neglected in national and scholarly debates, the chapters are subversive, complex, and inclusive, centering within Senegalese studies themes and elements of alternative, nonbinary, variant, and nonheteronormative gender identities, sexualities, and voices. Contributors demonstrate that nationalist and anticolonial discourses propelled by deep and lingering socioeconomic inequalities have led, in postcolonial Senegal, to vitriolic scapegoating of individuals and communities with variant sexual and gender identities. The chapters in this volume look inward to the voices and experiences of the Senegalese people to challenge nationalist representations of advocacy for the liberation of gender and sexual minorities in Senegal as a function of a Western neocolonialist agenda.
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