Flaming souls : homosexuality, homophobia, and social change in Barbados /

"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 homo...

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Author / Creator:Murray, David A. B., 1962-
Imprint:Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2012.
Description:1 online resource (x, 144 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Homosexuality -- Social aspects -- Barbados.
Homophobia -- Barbados.
Gay rights -- Barbados.
Gay men -- Barbados -- Social conditions.
Homosexuality, Male -- ethnology.
Homophobia -- ethnology.
Social Conditions.
Social Change.
Civil Rights.
Homosexualité -- Aspect social -- Barbade.
Discrimination à l'égard des homosexuels -- Barbade.
Homophobie -- Barbade.
Homosexuels -- Droits -- Barbade.
Homosexuels masculins -- Barbade -- Conditions sociales.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gay Studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Gay men -- Social conditions.
Gay rights.
Homophobia.
Homosexuality -- Social aspects.
Homosexualität
Soziale Situation
Homophobie
Homosexuella -- attityder till.
Homofobi.
Sexturism.
Barbados -- ethnology.
Barbados.
Barbados.
Barbados
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11138369
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ISBN:9781442660687
1442660686
9781442660694
1442660694
9781442644489 (hbk)
9781442613003 (pbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-134) and index.
English.
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.
Other form:Print version: Murray, David A.B. Flaming Souls : Homosexuality, Homophobia, and Social Change in Barbados. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2000 9781442644489