From Cuba with Love: Sex and Money in the Twenty-First by Megan D. Daigle

By Megan D. Daigle

From Cuba with Love offers with love, sexuality, and politics in modern Cuba. during this appealing narrative, Megan Daigle explores the function of girls in Cuban political tradition by way of studying the increase of economies of intercourse, romance, and funds because the early Nineteen Nineties. Daigle attracts awareness to the violence skilled by way of younger women suspected of involvement with foreigners by the hands of a moralistic nation, an opportunistic police strength, or even their very own households and partners.

Investigating the lived realities of the Cuban girls (and a few males) who date travelers and supplying a distinct standpoint at the surrounding debates, From Cuba with Love increases matters approximately women’s bodies–what they could or should still do and, both, what could be performed to them. Daigle’s provocative standpoint will make readers query how race and politics in Cuba are tied to girls and intercourse, and the ways that political strength acts without delay at the our bodies of people via legislations, policing, institutional courses, and social norms.

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49 Some of the young people I met forbade me to use their experiences in my writing but still insisted on sharing them with me, while others implored me to write about them. I was at times a friend, a potential benefactor, a naive outsider, a confidante. ”51 More than once, I heard reports that male contacts of mine claimed to have slept with me. I found this kind of macho guapería distressing in the moment, but with time it became just one part of a landscape of emotions and tensions that simultaneously troubled and constituted my experience of ethnography.

Even deciding who I wanted to interview was not always easy. ”38 Sexual-affective relations between Cubans and foreigners are ambiguous, ranging from long-term committed partnerships to fleeting encounters, none of which can be said to be purely transactional, so attempting to determine who is and who is not a jinetera is useless. It is the idea of a category of people called jineteras, and the presumption of who fits the bill, that matters. For that very reason, many young women who engage in sexual-affective relationships with foreign men reject the term jinetera, creating their own alternative names or eschewing labels altogether.

The Alma Mater statue outside the University of Havana, 2013 16. Cover of the newspaper La Semana, 1926 17. The original logo of the FMC, 2006 18. Avenida de los Presidentes in Vedado, Havana, 2010 19. The Malecón, Havana, on a day when the road was closed to cars, 2010 20. The Malecón, Havana, on a busy afternoon, 2010 MAP Map of Cuba Acknowledgments There isn’t space here to thank everyone who has helped me at some stage of this project, but I can at least name a few. To begin: I want to thank my family for their understanding when I came up with this hare-brained idea in the first place.

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