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Erotic Islands: Art and Activism in the Queer Caribbean

Lyndon K. Gill
Format
Book
Published
Durham : Duke University Press, 2018.
Language
English
ISBN
9780822368588, 0822368587, 9780822368700, 0822368706
Summary
Maps a long queer presence at a crossroads of the Caribbean. This transdisciplinary book foregrounds the queer histories of Carnival, calypso, and HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. At its heart is an extension of Audre Lorde's use of the erotic as theory and methodology. The author turns to lesbian/gay artistry and activism to insist on eros as an intertwined political-sensual-spiritual lens through which to see self and society more clearly. This analysis juxtaposes revered musician Calypso Rose, renowned mas man Peter Minshall, and resilient HIV/AIDS organization Friends for Life. This book traverses black studies, queer studies, and anthropology toward an emergent black queer diaspora studies.
Contents
  • Introduction: a queer cartography of desire
  • Inheriting the mask : a history of parody in Trinidad's carnival
  • Peter Minshall's sacred heart and the erotic art of play
  • Echoes of an utterance : a history of gender play in Calypso
  • Calypso Rose's "Palet" and the sweet treat of erotic aurality
  • A generation with AIDS : a history, a critique
  • Between tongue and teeth : the Friends for Life chatroom as erotic intervention
  • Conclusion: Black queer diaspora and erotic potentiality.
Description
xxx, 280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-267) and index.
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