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Sexual-Affective Economies in Post-Soviet Cuba

Oct 23, 2012, 1pm-2:30pm

Megan Daigle, PhD, Aberystwyth, will deliver the talk: Conduct Unbecoming: Bodily Resistance, the Ethics of the Self, and Sexual-Affective Economies in Post-Soviet Cuba. Since the economic crisis of the 1990s in Cuba, pursuing relationships with foreigners has emerged as a viable means of accessing hard currency, consumer goods, travel, and emigration – of gaining admittance to a perceived better life. This practice is part of a broader set of black- and grey-market activities known locally as "jineterismo". The state has responded controversially, categorising these people as "prostitutes" and enacting a program of mass arrests and ‘rehabilitation’ centres, creating an atmosphere of fear with severe implications for political subjectivity and sexuality in Cuba today.


Location:764 York Research Tower
Sponsor:YCISS, CERLAC
Posted by:CERLAC
Web Sitehttp://www.yorku.ca/cerlac/events12-13.htm#daigle
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