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, withstand, and enact marketplace reforms form sexual wishes and subjectivities. Anthropologist Noelle M. Stout arrived in Havana in 2002 to check the commonly publicized emergence of homosexual tolerance in Cuba yet came upon that the intercourse alternate used to be dominating daily discussions between gays, lesbians, and travestis. mostly eliminated after the Revolution, intercourse paintings, together with same-sex prostitution, exploded in Havana whilst the island was once opened to overseas tourism within the early Nineteen Nineties. The booming intercourse alternate resulted in extraordinary encounters among Cuban gays and lesbians, and directly male intercourse employees and international 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 advanced rules 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 moving fiscal terrain raised primary questions on the limits among exertions and love in late-socialist Cuba.
 

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