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Author Lorway, Robert
Title Namibia's Rainbow Project : Gay Rights in an African Nation
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2014
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Descript 1 online resource (182 pages)
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Note Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue: Approaching the Transnational -- Introduction -- 1 The Instrumentality of Sex -- 2 Subjectivity as a Political Territory -- 3 Remaking Female Citizenship -- 4 The Naturalization of Intimate Partner Violence -- 5 Thinking through the Foreigner Fetish -- Conclusion: Post-Structural Violence -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z
What are the consequences when international actors step in to protect LGBT people from discrimination with programs that treat their sexualities in isolation from the "facts on the ground"? Robert Lorway tells the story of the unexpected effects of The Rainbow Project (TRP), a LGBT rights program for young Namibians begun in response to President Nujoma's notorious hate speeches against homosexuals. Lorway highlights the unintended consequences of this program, many of which ran counter to the goals of local and international policy makers and organizers. He shows how TRP inadvertently diminished civil opportunities at the same time as it sought to empower youth to claim their place in Namibian culture and society. Tracking the fortunes of TRP over several years, Namibia's Rainbow Project poses questions about its effectiveness in the faces of class distinction and growing inequality. It also speaks to ongoing problems for Western sexual minority rights programs in Africa in the midst of political violence, heated debates over anti-discrimination laws, and government-sanctioned anti-homosexual rhetoric
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lorway, Robert Namibia's Rainbow Project : Gay Rights in an African Nation Bloomington : Indiana University Press,c2014 9780253015143
Subject Namibia - Social conditions - 21st century
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