This two-volume Handbook provides a major thematic overview of global sexualities, spanning each of the continents, and its study, which is both reflective and prospective, and includes traditional approaches and emerging themes. The Handbook offers a robust theoretical underpinning and critical outlook on current global, glocal, and 'new' sexualities and practices, whilst offering an extensive reflection on current challenges and future directions of the field. The broad coverage of topics engages with a range of theories, and maintains a multi-disciplinary framework. PART ONE: Understanding Sexuality: Epistemologies/Conceptual and Methodological Challenges; PART TWO: Enforcing and Challenging Sexual Norms; PART THREE: Interrogating/Undoing Sexual Categories; PART FOUR: Enhancement Practices and Sexual Markets/Industries; PART FIVE: Sexual Rights and Citizenship (And the Governance of Sexuality); PART SIX: Sexuality and Social Movements; and PART SEVEN: Language and Cultural Representation.

Global Sexualities: Towards a Reconciliation between Decolonial Analysis and Human Rights

Global Sexualities: Towards a Reconciliation between Decolonial Analysis and Human Rights

Global sexualities: towards a reconciliation between decolonial analysis and human rights
Matthew Waites


Colonialisms have historically been a crucially important structuring feature of global social life, and contemporary sexuality studies is grappling with how to come to terms with the legacies of these power relations. Postcolonial and decolonial studies have emerged as vibrant bodies of thought challenging the legacies of colonialisms and contemporary coloniality (Said, 1978; Quijano, 2000; Mignolo, 2007), including for sexual life and for sexual knowledge-production (Lugones, 2008; Corrêa et al., 2014), with the engagement between modern thought and decolonial thought now the most important site of intellectual debate in global studies, including global sexuality studies. Hence, ...

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