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By Noelle M. Stout

Focused at the intimate results of large-scale fiscal ameliorations, After Love illuminates the ways in which daily efforts to visualize, face up to, and enact industry 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 chanced on 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 used to be opened to international tourism within the early Nineties. The booming intercourse alternate resulted in unheard of 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 prefer of intimacies with immediately male intercourse staff, those bonds advanced rules 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 starting up relationships with international males for cash, to homosexual travelers espousing communist rhetoric whereas handing out Calvin Klein bikini briefs, the moving fiscal terrain raised primary questions on the limits among exertions and love in late-socialist Cuba.

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