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Queer(ing) popular culture: homo-erotic provocations from Kinshasa

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Contemporary African societies are regularly depicted as inherently homophobic cultural spaces by Western media. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork among self-consciously effeminate fioto men and their so-called ‘normal’ boyfriends in Kinshasa (DRC), this article troubles such monolithic images of ‘African homophobia’. My interlocutors’ deliberately provocative readings of music, video clips, urban painting and street performances bring to the fore surprisingly queer complicities within popula...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Journal of African Cultural Studies More from this journal
Volume:
31
Issue:
1
Pages:
71-88
Publication date:
2017-07-21
Acceptance date:
2017-05-28
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EISSN:
1469-9346
ISSN:
1369-6815
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pubs:710110
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uuid:f62a57d2-e8b2-46e8-9a57-8b5397902f9c
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pubs:710110
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710110
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2017-08-06

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