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How to Be a Real Gay
Gay Identities in Small-Town South Africa

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Price: R 320
Publication Date: 2013-01-25
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978 1 86914 243 8
Width: 140
Height: 220
Pages: 320


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How to be a Real Gay takes its title from a series of workshops organised by gay activists in the small town of Ermelo, South Africa. Focusing on everyday practices of gayness in hair salons, churches, taverns and meeting halls, it explores the ambivalent space that homosexuality occupies in newly democratic South Africa: on the one hand, protection of gay rights is a litmus test for our Constitutional democracy, yet on the other, homosexuality is seen to threaten traditional values, customs and beliefs.

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