From Cuba with love : sex and money in the twenty-first century / Megan Daigle.

"Megan Daigle explores the role of women in Cuban political culture by examining the rise of economies of sex, romance, and money since the early 1990s. Investigating the lived realities of the Cuban women (and some men) who date tourists and offering a unique perspective on the surrounding deb...

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Main Author: Daigle, Megan, 1984- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
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Summary:"Megan Daigle explores the role of women in Cuban political culture by examining the rise of economies of sex, romance, and money since the early 1990s. Investigating the lived realities of the Cuban women (and some men) who date tourists and offering a unique perspective on the surrounding debates, From Cuba with Love raises issues about women's bodies-what they can or should do and, equally, what can be done to them. Daigle draws attention to the violence experienced by these young women at the hands of a moralistic state, an opportunistic police force, and even their own families and partners. Daigle's provocative perspective will make readers question how race and politics in Cuba are tied to women and sex, and the ways in which political power acts directly on the bodies of individuals through law, policing, institutional programs, and social norms"--Provided by publisher.
Physical Description:xiii, 276 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-271) and index.
ISBN:9780520282971 (cloth)
0520282973 (cloth)
9780520282988 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0520282981 (pbk. : alk. paper)