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The politics of passion : women's sexual culture in the Afro-Surinamese diaspora

Author: Gloria Wekker
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2006] ©2006
Series: Between men--between women.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gloria Wekker analyzes the phenomenon of mati work, an old practice among Afro-Surinamese working-class women in which marriage is rejected in favor of male and female sexual partners. Wekker vividly describes the lives of these women, who prefer to create alternative families of kin, lovers, and children, and gives a fascinating account of women's sexuality that is not limited to either heterosexuality or same-sex  Read more...
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Wekker, Gloria.
Politics of passion.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005054320
(OCoLC)61758062
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gloria Wekker
ISBN: 0231506015 9780231506014
OCLC Number: 232160283
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis published in 1994 under title: Ik ben een gouden munt, ik ga door vele handen, maar ik verlies mijn waarde niet.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: 1. No Tide, no Tamara/not today, not tomorrow : Misi Juliette Cummings's life history --
2. Suriname, sweet Suriname : a political economy of gendered and racialized inequality --
3. Winti, an Afro-Surinamese religion and the multiplicitous self --
4. Kon Sidon na Mi Tapu ... /then he comes and sits down on top of me ... relationships between women and men --
5. The Mati work --
6. Sexuality on the move.
Series Title: Between men--between women.
Responsibility: Gloria Wekker.

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Centers on an old institution among the Afro-Surinamese working class in which women have multiple sexual relationships with both men and women. These women reject marriage, preferring to create  Read more...

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"...A wholly worthwhile book." -- Jaqueline Nassy Brown "[A] profound ethnography." -- New West Indian Guide

 
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