By Noelle M. Stout

ISBN-10: 0822356732

ISBN-13: 9780822356738

ISBN-10: 0822356856

ISBN-13: 9780822356851

Focused at the intimate results of large-scale fiscal differences, After Love illuminates the ways in which daily efforts to visualize, withstand, and enact marketplace reforms form sexual wants and subjectivities. Anthropologist Noelle M. Stout arrived in Havana in 2002 to review the generally publicized emergence of homosexual tolerance in Cuba yet chanced on that the intercourse alternate used to be 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 international tourism within the early Nineties. The booming intercourse alternate resulted in unheard of encounters among Cuban gays and lesbians, and instantly male intercourse staff and overseas travelers. As many homosexual Cuban males of their thirties and forties deserted relationships with different homosexual males in prefer of intimacies with instantly 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 overseas males for cash, to homosexual travelers espousing communist rhetoric whereas handing out Calvin Klein bikini briefs, the transferring monetary terrain raised primary questions on the limits among exertions and love in late-socialist Cuba.

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