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.

Pre-Colonial Actualities, Post-Colonial Amnesia and Neo-Colonial Assemblage

Pre-Colonial Actualities, Post-Colonial Amnesia and Neo-Colonial Assemblage

Pre-colonial actualities, post-colonial amnesia and neo-colonial assemblage
Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

The Sannio Cybele Strega

It began with an article in Star Observer (Jones, 2018) about an Italian sculptor creating a very erotic male body for the 2017 Vatican Nativity scene. Public protests ensued.

While I was thinking how similar his facial features and profile were to my Dad's, it turns out he's from our Avellino-Benevento region. Cantone the sculptor defended his work saying it was made in Montevergine which has a strong history of ‘this type of art'. The Pope defended him.

As I've written in my autoethnography of five generations of my family (Pallotta-Chiarolli, 1999), Montevergine is the mountain my ancestors climbed as impoverished peasants to worship ...

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