Table of contents for Unravelling taboos : gender and sexuality in Namibia / edited by, Suzanne LaFont and Dianne Hubbard.


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1. Overview: Gender and Sexuality in Namibia
Suzanne  LaFont  . ..... ...... .. .................... 1
History: Colonialism, Christianity and Tradition
2. Making Tradition A  istorical Perspective on Gender in Namibia
H eike  B ecke tr................................................. .. .....  ..... .. . ....... . . 2 2
3. Past and Present Practices: Sexual Development in Namibia
Philippe  Talavera ........ .. ... ... .......................... . . ..... ..... ..... 39
4. The Myth of the Asexual Child in Namibia
Philippe  Talavera.................. .................. ...... ........ ... . .. ........ 58
5. The Interrelationship of Ohango tual, Gender and
Youth Status among the Owambo of North-Central Namibia
Sayum i Yam akawa  ....... ........... . ...... ...... .. . ......... .... ..... ....... 69
Legal Issues: Inequality and Law Reform
6.   deas about Equality: Gender, Sexuality and the Law
Dianne  Hubbard  . ....... .. ... ..... . ................... .... ............  86
7. Gener an Sexali : The Law Reform Ladscape
Dianne  Hubbard  ....... ....  . ............. ....... .. . .......... 99
Youth, Gender and Sexuaity
8. Adolescent Sexuality: Negotiating Between Tradition and Modernity
Panduleni Hailonga-van  Dijk  ..... .............................. ........ .. . .......... 130
9. How Did I Become the Parent? Gendered Responses to New
Responsibilities among Namibian Child-Headed Households
M onica  Ruiz-Casares  ................... .. ..... ...... ....... ...................... .... ......   148
10. The Socal Context of Child Rape in Namibia
Rachel jewkes, Hetty Rose-junius and Loveday Penn-Kekana................ 167
1 1. The Gift from God: Reproductive Decisions and Connficts of
Women in Modern Namibia
M artina  Gockel-Frank  ......... ... . ..... ......... .. .................... .......... 182
12. "We all have our own father!" Reproduction, Marriage and
Gender in Rural North-West Namibia
HIViADS: Giender and Surival
13. The Face of AIDS is a Woman
Lucy Y. Steinitz and  Diane Ashton  .......... .... ..... . ....... ..... .. . 216
14. HIV/AIDS, Gender and Sexuality: Socio-CulturaT Impediments
to Women's Sexual and Reproductive Autonomy
Lucy  Edw ards.......  ................................... 234
1 5. The Economics of Sex Work and its Implications for HIV for
Sex Workers in Namibia
D ebie  LeBeau  .............................. .. ..... ... ........... ... ........... ..... ..  ... 255
Elizabeth Khaxas and Saskia Wieringa..  .  ...  ..... .. . 296
Gender, Sexsuality and l        Power
18. Emotional Abuse and the Dynamics of Power and Contro
within Intimate Partner Relationships
S.M.H. Rose-Junius..............                       314
19. The Male 'Powersexua: An Exploratory Study of Manhood,
Power and Sexual Behaviour among eAfrikaner and Owambo|
Men in Windhoek
S heila  J.  W ise  .... ................... ... ..... ....... .............. ... ....... ...... ........... ... 3 30
B lio ap y: Ge er and  S xuality  in N a  ................. ... . .. . 345
List of Contributors   .3........ ..... .  . ........ .................. 361



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Sex Social aspects Namibia, Sex customs Namibia, Sexual minorities Namibia, Women Namibia Social conditions