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Reconstructing custom: the politics of homophobia in Vanuatu

Jowitt, Anita L. (2005) Reconstructing custom: the politics of homophobia in Vanuatu. Alternative Law Journal, 30 (1). pp. 10-14. ISSN 1037-969X

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This article considers how custom is used in Vanuatu as justification for discrimination against homosexuals. It begins by considering development of custom as a political construct, before turning to discuss the history of same sex-sexual behaviours in Vanuatu. The interplay between Christianity and custom and their relationship to forces of modernisation is then explored as a possible explanation for why homosexuality is rejected as being anti-custom.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Law
Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2005 08:30
Last Modified: 09 May 2012 09:32

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