The Politics of Passion: Women's Sexual Culture in the Afro- by Gloria Wekker

By Gloria Wekker

Gloria Wekker analyzes the phenomenon of mati paintings, an outdated perform between Afro-Surinamese working-class ladies during which marriage is rejected in prefer of female and male sexual companions. Wekker vividly describes the lives of those ladies, preferring to create replacement households of kinfolk, enthusiasts, and kids, and offers a desirable account of women's sexuality that's not constrained to both heterosexuality or same-sex sexuality. She deals new views at the lives of Caribbean ladies, transnational homosexual and lesbian activities, and an Afro-Surinamese culture that demanding situations traditional Western notions of marriage, gender, identification, and hope. Bringing those women's voices to the leading edge, she deals an in depth and groundbreaking research of the original ancient, spiritual, mental, financial, linguistic, cultural, and political forces that experience formed their lives.

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