The Politics of Passion: Women's Sexual Culture in the Afro- Surinamese Diaspora

The Politics of Passion: Women's Sexual Culture in the Afro- Surinamese Diaspora

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 sexuality. She offers new perspectives on the lives… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 25, 2006)

Collection: Between Men-Between Women: Lesbian and Gay Studies

Parent ISBN: 9780231131636

Language: English


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