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Real Women and Real Lesbians: Discourses of Heteronormativity amongst a Group of Lesbians
This article contemplates the effects of heteronormativity on lesbian women’s identities in post-apartheid South Africa.
Author: Angela Ochse
Created: 2011
Country South Africa
Added: 11 October 2013
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After Apartheid: Consensus, Contentions and Gender in South Africa’s Public Sphere
This article questions the idea of South Africa’s democracy on the basis of rising violence against foreign nationals, women and sexual minorities.
Author: Shiren Hassim
Created: 2009
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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The Country We Want to Live In: Hate Crimes and Homophobia in the Lives of Black Lesbian South Africans
A book on the social realities under which violence against women happens. Causes, solutions and activist interventions are primary themes.
Author: Nhlanhla Mkhize, Jane Bennet, Vasu Reddy & Relebohile Moletsane
Created: 2010
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Same-Sex Sexuality in the North-West Province
A study of same-sex-orientated people in rural areas of South Africa’s North West Province. Social acceptance, experiences with healthcare providers, mental wellbeing and HIV prevalence are all examined.
Author: Hennie Baird
Created: 2010
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Practices of Power and Abuse in Gay Male Relationships: An Exploratory Case Study of a Young IsiXhosa-speaking Man in the Western Cape, South Africa
A snapshot of the experiences of a Xhosa gay man, with a focus on the power dynamics within gay-male relationships.
Author: Neil Henderson & Tamara Shefer
Created: 2008
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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The Experience of Stress and Trauma: Black Lesbians in South Africa
A qualitative study exploring the socio-cultural experiences of ten black lesbians, with a particular focus on lack of support and social invisibility, and how these lead to trauma and stress.
Author: Marlene Arndt & Helena Hewat
Created: 2009
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Unravelling the Silences of Black Sexualities
This article charts approaches to African sexuality since the colonial period and the subsequent effects on contemporary African nations. It offers a critique of current discourses of sexuality.
Author: Sanya Osha
Created: 2004
Country South Africa
Added: 11 October 2013
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The Lies We Have Been Told: On (Homo)Sexuality in Africa
This paper explores homophobia on the African continent, particularly the way homophobic attitudes and behaviours are both sanctioned by and used to reinforce patriarchy.
Author: Thabo Msibi
Created: 2011
Country South Africa
Added: 09 October 2013
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Violence, Identity and Poverty
A discussion of two different theoretical explanations for violence in contemporary societies: one focused on culture and the other on politics.
Author: Amartya Sen
Created: 2008
Country USA
Added: 09 October 2013
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Experiences and Dimensions of Power: Discussions with Lesbian Women
This report explores lesbian women’s direct experiences of discrimination as well as reasons why victims of violence often don’t report such incidents.
Author: Helen Wells, Toni Kruger & Melanie Judge
Created: 2006
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Arranging Prejudice: Exploring Hate Crime in Post-Apartheid South Africa
A look at hate and violent crimes in light of South Africa’s history and race relations.
Author: Bronwyn Harris
Created: 2004
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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Understanding and Addressing Homophobia in Schools: A View from Teachers
This article considers the behaviours and methods used by teachers to contribute to homophobia within learning environments.
Author: Deevia Bhana
Created: 2012
Country South Africa
Added: 08 October 2013
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A globalised LGBT rights fight
An article examining the UN resolution on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, and the need for the international community to prioritise the rights of LGBTI persons.
Source: Graeme Reid
Created: 2011
Country South Africa
Added: 05 September 2013
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