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Queering Colonial Natal - by T J Tallie (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 240

Genre: Political Science

Sub-Genre: Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Age Range: Adult

Author: T J Tallie

Language: English

TCIN: 78508687
UPC: 9781517905187
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-9949


How were indigenous social practices deemed queer and aberrant by colonial forces?

In Queering Colonial Natal, T.J. Tallie travels to colonial Natalestablished by the British in 1843, today South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal provinceto show how settler regimes "queered" indigenous practices. Defining them as threats to the normative order they sought to impose, they did so by delimiting Zulu polygamy; restricting alcohol access, clothing, and even friendship; and assigning only Europeans to government schools.

Using queer and critical indigenous theory, this book critically assesses Natal (where settlers were to remain a minority) in the context of the global settler colonial project in the nineteenth century to yield a new and engaging synthesis. Tallie explores the settler colonial history of Natal's white settlers and how they sought to establish laws and rules for both whites and Africans based on European mores of sexuality and gender. At the same time, colonial archives reveal that many African and Indian people challenged such civilizational claims.

Ultimately Tallie argues that the violent collisions between Africans, Indians, and Europeans in Natal shaped the conceptions of race and gender that bolstered each group's claim to authority.

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