After Love: Queer Intimacy and Erotic Economies in by Noelle M. Stout

By Noelle M. Stout

Focused at the intimate results of large-scale financial ameliorations, 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 generally publicized emergence of homosexual tolerance in Cuba yet came upon that the intercourse exchange 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 Nineteen Nineties. The booming intercourse exchange ended in extraordinary encounters among Cuban gays and lesbians, and immediately male intercourse staff and overseas travelers. As many homosexual Cuban males of their thirties and forties deserted relationships with different homosexual males in want of intimacies with instantly male intercourse employees, those bonds advanced principles approximately "true love" for queer Cubans at huge. From brazenly 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 moving financial terrain raised basic questions about the limits among hard work and love in late-socialist Cuba.

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