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Les hommes n'aiment que les femmes jeunes. Mic — 11 Black icons you won’t hear about on MLK Jr. day... Top 6 des femmes scientifiques qui se sont fait fauchées leur prix Nobel. Régis Meyran : Les musiques urbaines, ou la subversion des codes esthétiques occidentaux. Régis Meyran Nous proposons ici quelques réflexions formulées à partir d’une ethnographie de plusieurs formations de musiciens du milieu des musiques urbaines, c’est-à-dire dans ce vaste ensemble incluant le slam, le hip-hop, les musiques électroniques et les musiques improvisées, dans l’idée de cerner les techniques musicales mises en œuvre, ainsi que les discours et représentations qui leur sont associés1.

Régis Meyran : Les musiques urbaines, ou la subversion des codes esthétiques occidentaux.

Ce faisant, nous chercherons à comprendre la façon dont des identités collectives (musicales, sociales et culturelles) se fabriquent et se transmettent. Ce travail se fonde sur des observations ethnographiques faites à Paris et en banlieue parisienne sur plus d’une dizaine d’années (2000-2012). Musiques et cultures urbaines. L’étude des musiques urbaines offre un cas particulier des formes actuelles que prend la culture en milieu urbain. Quelques points de repère généraux, tout d’abord. Mais comment définir les identités et les cultures dans les villes ?

The Legacy of Colonialism - Seattle Kitsap County Liberal. There are many nations throughout the world that are plagued by internal conflict.

The Legacy of Colonialism - Seattle Kitsap County Liberal

The underlying source of the social and economic instabilities that are responsible for these civil wars can often be traced to the disastrous effects of colonialism. The following are a few examples of the deleterious consequences of the imposition of foreign rule on the future prospects of an occupied country.

The Nobel Peace Prize recipient Wangari Mathaai described her personal experiences growing up in Kenya. She was born when Kenya was ruled by the British. She watched as the beliefs and traditions of her people gradually died away as a result of the Western idea of progress. In Kenya, the British subdivided the country into different areas based upon the populations of different religious denominations who inhabited those regions. As a result of colonial exploitation, the following changes in the natural environment took place:

From colonialism to ‘kill the gays’: The surprisingly recent roots of homophobia in Africa. President Obama listens during a joint news conference with Senegal's President Macky Sall in Dakar.

From colonialism to ‘kill the gays’: The surprisingly recent roots of homophobia in Africa

(EPA) This post has been updated with a correction, appended below. When President Obama praised the Supreme Court's decision this week to overturn a law that had forbidden the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, he just happened to be in Senegal, standing alongside the country's president. Naturally, reporters at the event asked Senegalese President Mackey Sall whether he might improve gay rights as well, albeit from a very different starting point, by rolling back his country's law banning homosexuality. Sall no doubt knows that the Obama administration has long pushed African nations to improve gay rights.

"We are still not ready to decriminalize homosexuality," Sall said. Sub-Saharan Africa has an infamously poor reputation for LGBT rights. But that was half a century ago. L'égalitarisme, c'est pas ce que vous croyez. Africa: homophobia is a legacy of colonialism. At a time when more countries are moving towards inclusive human rights, Africa is taking steps backwards.

Africa: homophobia is a legacy of colonialism

Backwards, that is, specifically on the issue of gay rights, though sadly not to before colonialism, the era in which anti-gay legislation has its roots. Most Africans don’t recognise homophobia as a colonial legacy even though before colonialism, many traditional cultures were tolerant of different sexualities and gender relations. For instance, in my tribe, the Ganda or Baganda, (Uganda’s largest ethnic group) women from the royal clan are addressed with male titles and may or may not be required to perform duties expected of women. More broadly, from the Azande of the Congo to the Beti of Cameroon, and from the Pangwe of Gabon to the Nama of Namibia, there is ethnographic evidence of same-sex relationships in pre-colonial Africa.

By preying on African values of inclusive difference, however, Africa’s colonisers rewrote its history, the effects of which haunt Africa to this day. Imperialism and homophobia. Feature by Colin Wilson, May 2011 Recent years have seen increased international coverage of LGBT issues.

Imperialism and homophobia

While activists are rightly outraged by the attacks people suffer in other parts of the world, it's important to understand the broader context of homophobia in order to avoid promoting racist stereotypes, argues Colin Wilson In February the BBC screened a documentary about Uganda, The World's Worst Place to be Gay? , fronted by gay Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills. Mills documented the grim facts: serious attacks against lesbians and gays are going on in Uganda, with a bill under discussion in parliament which would introduce the death penalty for gay sex if the offender has previous convictions, is HIV+ or has sex with someone under 18. The government of Malawi also received widespread publicity in May 2010, when Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga - who was born male but identifies as a woman - were sentenced to 14 years jail after being arrested at a traditional betrothal party.

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Féminisme. Anti-racisme. Religion. LGBTQ.