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Love in Africa

Jennifer Cole and Lynn M. Thomas


In recent years, scholarly interest in love has flourished. Historians have addressed the rise of romantic love and marriage in Europe and the United States, while anthropologists have explored the ways globalization has reshaped local ideas about those same topics. Yet, love in Africa has been peculiarly ignored, resulting in a serious lack of understanding about this vital element of social life—a glaring omission given the intense focus on sexuality in Africa in the wake of HIV/AIDS. This book seeks both to understand this failure to consider love and to begin to correct it. In a substantiv ... More

Keywords: love, Africa, Bollywood, Zanzibar, telenovela, Niger, romance, South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226113524
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226113555.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Cole, editor

Lynn M. Thomas, editor

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