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Call for Papers: Workshop on Love & Sex in Islamic Africa

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

This workshop addresses debates about changing concepts of love, sex, and sexuality in Islamic Africa as they intersect with Islamic reform, Westernization, colonialism, development, and globalization. We seek papers that explore the tensions and overlaps between Islamic, indigenous, and/or international interventionist beliefs and practices, and that address themes such as courtship, love, lust, jealousy, sexuality, marriage, divorce, heterosexuality, homosexuality, homoeroticism, intimacy, initiation rites, or other questions related to love and sex. This interdisciplinary workshop is open to historians, anthropologists, linguists, public health and education specialists, and other scholars interested in contributing to the dialogue about love, sex, and Islam in Africa.

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