Female Sexuality as Capacity and Power? Reconceptualizing Sexualities in Africa

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    The article argues for an approach to studies of sexuality in Africa that considers the subject of female sexuality from the perspective of capacity and power. Based on data from Mozambique, and informed by conceptual frameworks as well as by research findings from other African countries, the article investigates preparations of the erotic female body such as body tattoos, hip belts of glass beads, and elongated labia. It also discusses how “traditional” sexual capacity-building has been transferred from rural contexts into urban settings, empowering young women in love relationships with older, richer men.
    TidsskriftAfrican Studies Review
    Udgave nummer3
    Sider (fra-til)149-170
    Antal sider23
    StatusUdgivet - dec. 2015

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