Love in Africa PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Love in Africa free pdf In recent years, scholarly interest in love has flourished. Historians have addressed the rise of romantic love and marriage in Europe and the United States, while anthropologists have explored the ways globalization has reshaped local ideas about those same topics. Yet love in Africa has been peculiarly ignored, resulting in a serious lack of understanding about this vital element of social life - a glaring omission given the intense focus on sexuality in Africa in the wake of HIV/AIDS. "Love in Africa" seeks both to understand this failure to consider love and to begin to correct it. In a substantive introduction and eight essays that examine a variety of countries and range in time from the 1930s to the present, the contributors collectively argue for the importance of paying attention to the many different cultural and historical strands that constitute love in Africa. Covering such diverse topics as the reception of Bollywood movies in 1950s Zanzibar, the effects of a Mexican telenovela on young people's ideas about courtship in Niger, the models of romance promoted by South African and Kenyan magazines, and the complex relationship between love and money in Madagascar and South Africa, "Love in Africa" is a vivid and compelling look at love's role in African society.

About Jennifer Cole

Jennifer Cole is associate professor of comparative human development at the University of Chicago and the author of Forget Colonialism? Sacrifice and the Art of Memory. Lynn M. Thomas is associate professor of history at the University of Washington and the author of Politics of the Womb: Women, Reproduction, and the State in Kenya.

Details Book

Author : Jennifer Cole
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Data Published : 15 June 2009
ISBN : 0226113523
EAN : 9780226113524
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 265 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Love in Africa



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Girl in A Blue Bonnet free pdfGirl in A Blue Bonnet

    WHEN AFRICA CALLS. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN ...When eighteen-year-old Daisy Quarterman's longing for adventure and love of humanity lead her to volunteer as a Salvation Army missionary in South Africa in 1896..


  • Africa free pdfAfrica

    Excerpt from Africa: Slave or Free. The war has augmented the sensible importance of Africa and African peoples in the progress - whether it is to be through conflict or through co-operation - of the complex life of our world..


  • India in Africa, Africa in India free pdfIndia in Africa, Africa in India

    "India in Africa. Africa in India" traces the longstanding interaction between these two regions. showing that the Indian Ocean world provides many examples of cultural flows that belie our understanding of globalization as a recent phenomenon..


  • Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Africa free pdfPreserving the Cultural Heritage of Africa

    The outflow of archaeological or artistic work from Africa. together with the ways of exhibiting African treasures outside Africa. are emerging as serious issues both in political and ethical terms..


  • South Africa (Major Nations in a Global World free pdfSouth Africa (Major Nations in a Global World

    Emerging from segregation under apartheid. South Africa is a vibrant country in transition. African. European. and South Asian traditions form a complex society with much national pride..


  • Love in Africa free pdfLove in Africa

    . In recent years, scholarly interest in love has flourished. Historians have addressed the rise of romantic love and marriage in Europe and the United States, while anthropologists have explored the