The Resource The politics of passion: : women's sexual culture in the Afro-Surinamese diaspora, Gloria Wekker, (ebook)

The politics of passion: : women's sexual culture in the Afro-Surinamese diaspora, Gloria Wekker, (ebook)

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The politics of passion: : women's sexual culture in the Afro-Surinamese diaspora
Title
The politics of passion:
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women's sexual culture in the Afro-Surinamese diaspora
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Gloria Wekker
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eng
Summary
Gloria Wekker analyzes the phenomenon of mati work, an old practice among Afro-Surinamese working-class women in which marriage is rejected in favor of male and female sexual partners. Wekker vividly describes the lives of these women, who prefer to create alternative families of kin, lovers, and children, and gives a fascinating account of women's sexuality that is not limited to either heterosexuality or same-sex sexuality. She offers new perspectives on the lives of Caribbean women, transnational gay and lesbian movements, and an Afro-Surinamese tradition that challenges conventional Western notions of marriage, gender, identity, and desire. Bringing these women's voices to the forefront, she offers an extensive and groundbreaking analysis of the unique historical, religious, psychological, economic, linguistic, cultural, and political forces that have shaped their lives
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Midwest
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Wekker, Gloria
Dewey number
306.76/5089960883
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non fiction
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  • Wekker, Gloria
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Between men--between women
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  • Women
  • Women
  • Sex customs
  • Lesbianism
  • Creoles
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adult
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The politics of passion: : women's sexual culture in the Afro-Surinamese diaspora, Gloria Wekker, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780231506014
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11861912
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remote
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11861912
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MWT11861912
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The politics of passion: : women's sexual culture in the Afro-Surinamese diaspora, Gloria Wekker, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231506014
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11861912
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861912
System control number
MWT11861912
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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