A Macro-Level Analysis of the Scope, Causes, and Consequences of Homophobia in Africa

  title={A Macro-Level Analysis of the Scope, Causes, and Consequences of Homophobia in Africa},
  author={P. Ireland},
  journal={African Studies Review},
  pages={47 - 66}
  • P. Ireland
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • African Studies Review
  • Abstract: Although Africa has gained a reputation as one of the world’s most homophobic areas, there are cross-national differences in the extent and intensity of antigay laws. This article assesses the factors that have been advanced in the literature —albeit unsystematically and often mostly implicitly—to explain the observed patterns of homophobia: conservative religious beliefs, delayed political and economic development and resistance to globalization, political leadership strategies, and… CONTINUE READING
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