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By Robert Aldrich

Colonialism and Homosexuality is a radical research of the connections of homosexuality and imperialism from the past due 1800s - the period of 'new imperialism' - until eventually the period of decolonization. Robert Aldrich reconstructs the context of a few liaisons, together with these of recognized males comparable to Cecil Rhodes, E.M. Forster or André Gide, and the historic occasions which produced either the Europeans and their non-Western fanatics.

Colonial lands, which within the past due 19th and early 20th century integrated so much 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 well into the restrictions of eu society.

Each of the case-studies is a micro-history of a selected colonial state of affairs, a sexual stumble upon, and its wider implications for cultural and political lifestyles. scholars either one of colonial historical past, and of gender and queer reviews, will locate this an informative read.


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