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Marriage, Perversion, and Power: The Construction of Moral Discourse in Southern Rhodesia 1894-1930

Diana Jeater


This book studies African marriage relationships in Southern Rhodesia during the early 20th century. It is a cogently argued history of sexuality and gender relations in colonial Africa. This book's analysis pays careful attention to methodological questions and fruitfully combines historical and anthropological approaches. This book examines the marriage relationship and the regulation of sexuality in terms of both the political and the production systems, and offers insights into the nature of gender relationships before and during the colonial period. The book analyses colonial ideology, it ... More

Keywords: African marriage, Southern Rhodesia, sexuality, gender relations, colonial Africa, gender relationships, colonial ideology, marriage relationship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203797
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203797.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diana Jeater, author
University of the West of England, Bristol