Colonialism and Homosexuality by Robert Aldrich

By Robert Aldrich

Colonialism and Homosexuality is an intensive research of the connections of homosexuality and imperialism from the past due 1800s - the period of 'new imperialism' - till the period of decolonization. Robert Aldrich reconstructs the context of a few liaisons, together with these of well-known males similar to Cecil Rhodes, E.M. Forster or André Gide, and the ancient events which produced either the Europeans and their non-Western enthusiasts.

Colonial lands, which within the overdue 19th and early 20th century incorporated such a lot of Africa, South and Southeast Asia and the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and the Caribbean, supplied a haven for plenty of Europeans whose sexual dispositions didn't healthy well into the limitations of eu society.

Each of the case-studies is a micro-history of a selected colonial scenario, a sexual come upon, and its wider implications for cultural and political lifestyles. scholars either one of colonial heritage, and of gender and queer experiences, will locate this an informative read.


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