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Marriage, perversion & power : the construction of moral discourse in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), 1890-1930

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The power of the rural patriarchs in the region which became known as Southern Rhodesia depended, in the 1890s, upon their control over marriage alliances. Meanwhile, in Europe, the power to control sexual behaviour was becoming linked to the distinction between 'moral' matters which were no concern of the State, and 'perverse' matters, subject to legislative control.

The occupying administration established in 1890, spurred by internal political disputes, deemed African male sexual...

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University of Oxford
This thesis was digitised thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky More from this funder
Publication date:
1990
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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