One way or another: Erotic subjectivity in Cuba

by Jafari Allen

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By Jafari Allen Intervening at the nexus of queer anthropology, black resistance, and Latin American and Caribbean culture and politics, I examine sites, modalities, and limits of “erotic subjectivity” during Cuba's Special Period in Time of Peace (Período Especial en Tiempo de Paz)—the economic crisis of the 1990s. I trace how nonheteronormative black Cubans have been reinventing ways to participate, officially and unofficially, in a number of fraught, uneven exchanges on the ground. I aim to outline a genealogy of the political possibilities for nonheteronormative black Cubans.

Author Jafari Allen at Cuban national monument to 1843 Triunvirato Rebellion of Enslaved Africans  (Matanzas, Cuba
, 2004.)
Author Jafari Allen at Cuban national monument to 1843 Triunvirato Rebellion of Enslaved Africans (Matanzas, Cuba), 2004.

See: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1548-1425.2012.01367.x/abstract