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dc.contributor.authorDonham, Donald
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2018-05-08 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:46:48Z
dc.identifier649674
dc.identifierOCN: 1028980512
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30163
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/31591
dc.description.abstractThe 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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology
dc.subject.otherphotography
dc.subject.otherthe internet
dc.subject.otherparaethnography
dc.subject.othersex tourism
dc.subject.othersadomasochism
dc.subject.otherslavery
dc.subject.othercolonialism
dc.subject.otherfetish
dc.subject.othereroticism
dc.subject.otherthe black body
dc.subject.othercapitalism
dc.subject.otherscams
dc.subject.othersexuality
dc.subject.otherhomosexuality
dc.subject.othergolf
dc.subject.otheratlantic africa
dc.subject.otherEthnic groups in Europe
dc.subject.otherHuman sexuality
dc.titleThe Erotics of History
dc.title.alternativeAn Atlantic African Example
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1525/luminos.45
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy19856893-4bf2-4e3e-9137-c7692d64e4c1
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUniversity of California Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitewww.ucpress.edu
oapen.relation.isbn9780520968875
oapen.pages152
oapen.place.publicationOakland


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