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Author Murray, David A. B., 1962-

Title Flaming souls : homosexuality, homophobia, and social change in Barbados / David A.B. Murray
Published Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (x, 144 pages)
Contents Chapter 1: The Spectral Homosexual in Barbadian Feedback Media -- Chapter 2: Gender, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS Discourses in Barbados -- Chapter 3: Whose Right? Human and Sexual Rights Discourses in Barbados -- Chapter 4: Gay Tourism and the 'Civilized' Homosexual -- Chapter 5: Bajan Queens Nebulous Scenes -- Chapter 6: Digisex: Cell Phones, Barbadian Queens and Circuits of Desire in the Caribbean -- Chapter 7: Life Stories Conclusion: Flaming Souls and Imperial Debris
Summary "While there has been increased attention to issues of sexuality in the Caribbean over the past decade, there continue to be very few in-depth ethnographic studies of sexual minorities in this region. A timely addition to the literature, Flaming Souls explores public discourses focusing on homosexuality and the everyday lives of gay men and 'queens'in contemporary Barbados
David A.B. Murray's dynamic study features interviews with government and health agency officials, HIV/AIDS activists, and residents of the country's capital, Bridgetown. Using these and records from local libraries and archives, Murray unravels the complex historical, social, political, and economic forces through which same-sex desire, identity, and prejudice are produced and valued in this Caribbean nation-state. Illustrating the influence of both Euro-American and regional gender and sexual politics on sexual diversity in Barbados, Flaming Souls makes an important contribution to queer studies and the anthropology of sexualities."--Pub. desc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-134) and index
Notes English
Subject Homosexuality -- Social aspects -- Barbados
Homophobia -- Barbados
Gay rights -- Barbados
Gay men -- Barbados -- Social conditions
Social history.
Social change.
Civil rights.
Homosexuality, Male -- ethnology
Homophobia -- ethnology
Social Conditions
Social Change
Civil Rights
social history.
civil rights.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gay Studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Social history
Social change
Civil rights
Gay men -- Social conditions
Gay rights
Homosexuality -- Social aspects
Soziale Situation
Homosexuella -- attityder till.
SUBJECT Barbados -- ethnology
Subject Barbados
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781442660687