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The Erotics of History : An Atlantic African Example / Donald L. Donham.

By: Donham, Donald L [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (152 p.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520968875.Subject(s): Erotica -- Africa -- History | Fetishism (Sexual behavior) -- Africa -- History | Sex role -- Africa -- History | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / GeneralOnline resources: Open Access | Cover
Contents:
Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Heading South: An Introduction -- 1. Ethnography Interruptus -- 2. The Concept of the Fetish -- 3. African Origins -- 4. The Poverty of Sexuality -- 5. African Sexual Extraversion and Getting into Bed with Robert Mapplethorpe -- 6. Para-ethnography, Golf, and the Internet -- 7. White Slavery -- 8. Love and Money, Romance and Scam -- Conclusion: Toward an Understanding of Erotics -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Title is part of eBook package:UC Press eBook-Package 2018Summary: A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.The Erotics of History challenges long-standing notions of sexuality as stable and context-free--as something that individuals discover about themselves. Rather, Donald L. Donham argues that historical circumstance, local social pressure, and the cultural construction of much beyond sex condition the erotic. Donham makes this argument in relation to the centuries-old conversation on the fetish, applied to a highly unusual neighborhood in Atlantic Africa. There, local men, soon to be married to local women, are involved in long-term sexual relationships with European men. On the African side, these couplings are motivated by the pleasures of cosmopolitan connection and foreign commodities. On the other side, Europeans tend to fetishize Africans' race, while a few search to become slaves in master/ slave relationships. At its most wide ranging, The Erotics of History attempts to show that it is history, both personal and collective, in reversals and reenactments, that finally produces sexual excitement.
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Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Heading South: An Introduction -- 1. Ethnography Interruptus -- 2. The Concept of the Fetish -- 3. African Origins -- 4. The Poverty of Sexuality -- 5. African Sexual Extraversion and Getting into Bed with Robert Mapplethorpe -- 6. Para-ethnography, Golf, and the Internet -- 7. White Slavery -- 8. Love and Money, Romance and Scam -- Conclusion: Toward an Understanding of Erotics -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.The Erotics of History challenges long-standing notions of sexuality as stable and context-free--as something that individuals discover about themselves. Rather, Donald L. Donham argues that historical circumstance, local social pressure, and the cultural construction of much beyond sex condition the erotic. Donham makes this argument in relation to the centuries-old conversation on the fetish, applied to a highly unusual neighborhood in Atlantic Africa. There, local men, soon to be married to local women, are involved in long-term sexual relationships with European men. On the African side, these couplings are motivated by the pleasures of cosmopolitan connection and foreign commodities. On the other side, Europeans tend to fetishize Africans' race, while a few search to become slaves in master/ slave relationships. At its most wide ranging, The Erotics of History attempts to show that it is history, both personal and collective, in reversals and reenactments, that finally produces sexual excitement.

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.

This eBook is made available Open Access under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://www.degruyter.com/dg/page/open-access-policy

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