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By Noelle M. Stout

Focused at the intimate results of large-scale financial adjustments, After Love illuminates the ways in which daily efforts to visualize, face up to, and enact marketplace reforms form sexual wishes and subjectivities. Anthropologist Noelle M. Stout arrived in Havana in 2002 to check the commonly publicized emergence of homosexual tolerance in Cuba yet came upon that the intercourse alternate was once dominating daily discussions between gays, lesbians, and travestis. mostly eliminated after the Revolution, intercourse paintings, together with same-sex prostitution, exploded in Havana while the island was once opened to overseas tourism within the early Nineteen Nineties. The booming intercourse exchange resulted in exceptional encounters among Cuban gays and lesbians, and immediately male intercourse employees and overseas travelers. As many homosexual Cuban males of their thirties and forties deserted relationships with different homosexual males in desire of intimacies with instantly male intercourse staff, those bonds advanced principles approximately "true love" for queer Cubans at huge. From brazenly homophobic hustlers having intercourse with city gays for room and board, to lesbians disparaging intercourse employees yet beginning relationships with overseas males for funds, to homosexual travelers espousing communist rhetoric whereas handing out Calvin Klein bikini briefs, the transferring financial terrain raised primary questions on the limits among hard work and love in late-socialist Cuba.

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