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‘Erotiques Cannibales’: A queer ontological take on desire from urban Congo

Abstract:

This article illustrates the theoretical productivity of the recent ontological turn in anthropology as a way to further ‘anthropologize’ queer studies by taking seriously erotic alterity as an ethnographic situation that unlocks possibilities for radically re-thinking desire beyond the limiting framework of ‘sexuality’. It proposes a thought experiment with the specific ways in which same-sex loving men and boys in contemporary urban Congo conceptualize desire as a self-affirming predatory f...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/1363460716677283

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SIAS
Subgroup:
African Studies
Oxford college:
St Annes College
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Sexualities Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
5-6
Pages:
853-867
Publication date:
2017-03-30
DOI:
EISSN:
1461-7382
ISSN:
1363-4607
Pubs id:
pubs:918869
URN:
uri:0d8f1a93-bd76-4ab6-91a3-46a786e86fff
UUID:
uuid:0d8f1a93-bd76-4ab6-91a3-46a786e86fff
Local pid:
pubs:918869

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