The "queer" politics of homo(sexuality) and matters of identity: tentative notes in the context of HIV/AIDS

SOURCE: Routledge handbook of sexuality, health and rights
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): V.Reddy
SOURCE EDITOR(S): P.Aggleton, R.Parker
KEYWORDS: HIV/AIDS, HOMOSEXUALITY, IDENTITY
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6207
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/4401

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Abstract

This chapter outlines a theoretical formulation of sexuality in relation to politics, health, rights and identity in South Africa. Making the argument that the personal is political, the chapter provides a sustained argument motivating why struggles for erotic justice in South Africa are deeply connected to meanings and ideas about sex, sexuality, gender justice and activism. Central to this chapter is the idea that thinking about HIV and AIDS within the context of South Africa is centrally related to the knowledge and meanings about the present, future and the past.