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Author Hamilton, Carrie, 1966-

Title Sexual revolutions in Cuba : passion, politics, and memory / Carrie Hamilton ; foreword by Elizabeth Dore
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 298 pages)
Series Envisioning Cuba
Envisioning Cuba.
Contents Introduction: sex, politics, and oral history in Cuba -- Sexual evolutions -- Love and revolution -- New women, new men? -- Memory, revolution, and homophobia -- Homosexual histories -- Listening for female same-sex desire -- Silence and taboo -- Sex in the special period
Summary "In Sexual Revolutions in Cuba Carrie Hamilton delves into the relationship between passion and politics in revolutionary Cuba to present a comprehensive history of sexuality on the island from the triumph of the Revolution in 1959 into the twenty-first century. Drawing on an unused body of oral history interviews as well as press accounts, literary works, and other published sources, Hamilton pushes beyond official government rhetoric and explores how the wider changes initiated by the Revolution have affected the sexual lives of Cuban citizens. She foregrounds the memories and emotions of ordinary Cubans and compares these experiences with changing policies and wider social, political, and economic developments to reveal the complex dynamic between sexual desire and repression in revolutionary Cuba. Showing how revolutionary and prerevolutionary values coexist in a potent and sometimes contradictory mix, Hamilton addresses changing patterns in heterosexual relations, competing views of masculinity and femininity, same-sex relationships and homophobia, AIDS, sexual violence, interracial relationships, and sexual tourism. Hamilton's examination of sexual experiences across generations and social groups demonstrates that sexual politics have been integral to the construction of a new revolutionary Cuban society."--Book details
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cubans -- Sexual behavior -- History -- Interviews.
Homosexuality -- Cuba -- History -- Interviews.
Oral history -- Cuba.
Sex -- Cuba -- History.
Cuba -- History -- Revolution, 1959.
Cuba -- Social conditions -- History -- Interviews.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0807882518 (electronic bk.)
1469601885 (electronic bk.)
9780807882511 (electronic bk.)
9781469601885 (electronic bk.)