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Title:'A walking museum of clinical syphilis?': gender, sexuality and syphilis in the eastern Bangwato Reserve, 1930s-1950s
Author:Molosiwa, Phuthego Phuthego
Year:2016
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies (ISSN 0361-7882)
Volume:49
Issue:2
Pages:179-194
Language:English
Geographic term:Botswana
Subjects:sexually transmitted diseases
sexuality
social change
Tswana
Abstract:This article analyses the rapid spread of syphilis in the eastern part of the Bangwato Reserve, Botswana, between 1930 and 1950. The author argues that cultural factors, which entitled men to have multiple concurrent sexual relations, undermined ideas of morality and marital fidelity, thus aiding the transmission of venereal diseases. Social factors such as rural-urban migration further enhanced these effects. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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