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Title: Exploring the Contours of African Sexuality: Religion and Power
Authors: Tamale, Sylvia
Keywords: Religion
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: African Human Rights Law Journal
Abstract: This paper explores of the diverse ways through which organised religion, personal spiritual convictions, culture and the law shape, challenge and potentially transform the sexualities of African peoples. As sources of power, the institutions of culture, religion and law structure sexual morality in such a way that it congeals into states of domination. Attempts to assert sexual citizenship have spawned social movements on the continent challenging the dominant sexual discourses and demanding increased sexual autonomy and freedom. These movements have the potential to profoundly reshape our understanding of the links between sexualities and religion.
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