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

By Noelle M. Stout

Focused at the intimate results of large-scale fiscal alterations, After Love illuminates the ways in which daily efforts to visualize, face up to, and enact marketplace reforms form sexual wishes 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. principally eliminated after the Revolution, intercourse paintings, together with same-sex prostitution, exploded in Havana whilst the island used to be opened to overseas tourism within the early Nineteen Nineties. The booming intercourse alternate resulted in extraordinary encounters among Cuban gays and lesbians, and immediately male intercourse employees and international travelers. As many homosexual Cuban males of their thirties and forties deserted relationships with different homosexual males in desire of intimacies with instantly male intercourse employees, 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 staff yet starting up relationships with international males for funds, to homosexual travelers espousing communist rhetoric whereas handing out Calvin Klein bikini briefs, the moving monetary terrain raised basic questions about the limits among exertions and love in late-socialist Cuba.

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