- Copyright Page
- About the Editors
- What Makes LGBT Sexualities Political?: Understanding Oppression in Sociological, Historical, and Cultural Context
- Political Economy, Sexuality, and Intimacy
- Early Advocacy for the Public Recognition of Sexual Diversity
- Gender Identity and Transgender Rights in Global Perspective
- Making LGBT Rights into Human Rights
- Global LGBT Politics at Scale: Memory and Rights in Early Twenty-First Century Peru
- Intergovernmental Organizations and Nongovernmental Organizations: The Development of an International Approach to LGBT Issues
- Queering Scholarship?: LGBT Politics as an Analytical Challenge for Political Science and International Relations
- LGBTQ Politics in Anglo-American Democracies
- Europe and LGBT Rights: A Conflicted Relationship
- Decolonizing Indigenous Sexualities: Between Erasure and Resurgence
- The Expansion of LGBT Rights in Latin America and the Backlash
- Africa and the Contestation of Sexual and Gender Diversity: Imperial and Contemporary Regulation
- LGBT Politics in South Asia: Ground Rules, Underground Movements
- LGBT Rights in the Former Soviet Union: The Evolution of Hypervisibility
- LGBT Rights, Sexual Citizenship, and Blacklighting in the Anglophone Caribbean: What Do Queers Want, What Does Colonialism Need?
- The State of Being LGBT in the Age of Reaction: Post-2011 Visibility and Repression in the Middle East and North Africa
- Global Norms, State Regulations, and Local Activism: Marriage Equality and Same-Sex Partnership, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity Rights in Japan and Hong Kong
- The Global HIV/AIDS and LGBT Movements
- Beyond Belief?: The Rapid Expansion of Same-Sex Marriage
- Learning Sexuality and Gender: Issues in Childhood Education Transnationally
- Visibility in Global Queer Politics
- Heretical Falsification and the Challenge of Theorizing LGBT Politics from the South
- Research on Diversity in Sexual Identities: Beyond Binaries
- Debating Imperial Violence and the Production of Sexualities
- Queer Muslim Challenges to the Internationalization of LGBT Rights: Decolonizing International Relations Methodology through Intersectionality
- Global Sexual Diversity Politics and the Trouble with LGBT Rights
- Academia versus Activism
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter deals with the problem of legislating against non-normative genders and sexualities from the standpoint of postcolonial fear of and resistance to perceived Western encroachment. New technologies have increased anxiety about the future of an African self that some want to keep shackled to the altar of ontological pursuits. The cybersecurity debate in Cameroon shows the ways in which the nation deals with unfamiliar (perceived and real) threats in familiar ways. On the one hand, one applauds parliamentary commitment to protecting human dignity in the cyberspace. On the other hand, exemptions and exceptions are made based on sexual orientation or gender identity as categories deemed ineligible for protection are disappointing. At the intersection of progressive and regressive policy positions on sexuality is anxiety inspired by the emergence of gay rights activism in Cameroon as elsewhere in Africa and standard stories about homosexuality as a colonial Trojan horse. The interlocking of different images and signs, among which Dr. Louis Paul Aujoulat stands out as a sign of queer falsification, is particularly challenging for a theorist from the South devoted to non-binary thinking. Thinking counterfactually and engaging a queer meta-sign in Cameroonian politics yield surprising findings that this chapter presents.
S. N. Nyeck, Nelson Mandela University: Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
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