Download e-book for kindle: After Love: Queer Intimacy and Erotic Economies in by Noelle M. Stout

By Noelle M. Stout

ISBN-10: 0822356732

ISBN-13: 9780822356738

ISBN-10: 0822356856

ISBN-13: 9780822356851

Focused at the intimate results of large-scale financial variations, After Love illuminates the ways in which daily efforts to visualize, face up to, and enact industry reforms form sexual wants and subjectivities. Anthropologist Noelle M. Stout arrived in Havana in 2002 to review the commonly publicized emergence of homosexual tolerance in Cuba yet came upon that the intercourse alternate was once dominating daily discussions between gays, lesbians, and travestis. mostly eliminated after the Revolution, intercourse paintings, together with same-sex prostitution, exploded in Havana while the island used to be opened to international tourism within the early Nineties. The booming intercourse exchange resulted in unheard of encounters among Cuban gays and lesbians, and immediately male intercourse employees and overseas travelers. As many homosexual Cuban males of their thirties and forties deserted relationships with different homosexual males in prefer of intimacies with directly male intercourse staff, those bonds complex principles approximately "true love" for queer Cubans at huge. From overtly homophobic hustlers having intercourse with city gays for room and board, to lesbians disparaging intercourse employees yet beginning relationships with international males for cash, to homosexual travelers espousing communist rhetoric whereas handing out Calvin Klein bikini briefs, the transferring monetary terrain raised primary questions about the bounds among hard work and love in late-socialist Cuba.
 

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