By Robert Aldrich
Colonialism and Homosexuality is an intensive research of the connections of homosexuality and imperialism from the overdue 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 equivalent to Cecil Rhodes, E.M. Forster or André Gide, and the historic events which produced either the Europeans and their non-Western fanatics.
Colonial lands, which within the past due 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 tendencies didn't healthy smartly into the restrictions of eu society.
Each of the case-studies is a micro-history of a selected colonial state of affairs, a sexual come across, and its wider implications for cultural and political existence. scholars either one of colonial background, and of gender and queer experiences, will locate this an informative read.
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