SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.14 número1African traditional religion and the Catholic Church in light of the Synods for Africa: 1994 and 2009Theologising the mundane, politicising the divine: The crosscurrents of law, religion and politics in Nigeria índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados

Artigo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

  • Em processo de indexaçãoCitado por Google
  • Em processo de indexaçãoSimilares em Google

Compartilhar


African Human Rights Law Journal

versão On-line ISSN 1609-073X

Resumo

TAMALE, Sylvia. Exploring the contours of African sexualities: Religion, law and power. Afr. hum. rights law j. [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.1, pp. 150-177. ISSN 1609-073X.

This article explores of the diverse ways through which organised religion, personal spiritual convictions, culture and the law shape, challenge and potentially transform the sexualities of African peoples. I argue that, through the intersection of religion, statutory law and reinterpreted traditional customs, the complexity of African sexualities (particularly those of women) is instrumentalised, controlled and regulated by the patriarchal state. As sources of power, the institutions of culture, religion and law structure sexual morality in such a way that it congeals into states of domination. Attempts to assert sexual citizenship have spawned social movements on the continent, challenging the dominant sexual discourses and demanding increased sexual autonomy and freedom. These movements have the potential to profoundly reshape our understanding of the links between sexualities and religion.

        · texto em Inglês     · Inglês ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License