(B)order(s). AIDS Review 2011

Case Studies & Research
Centre for the Study of AIDS
112 p.

This Review reflects on the borders that have been placed around sexual identity, sexual behaviour and sexuality. It also reflects on the need for sexual order in the dominant hetronormative discourse of most societies, where heterosexuality is deemed to be the norm and all other sexual identities and practices the exception to this rule, to be tolerated, albeit in a strained and tense way. South Africa has a unique constitution that protects sexual preference and the expression of sexual identity but despite that, the accepted value that society wishes to confirm is that of the heterosexual, nuclear family.

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