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Sexual Revolutions in Cuba: Passion, Politics, and Memory

Carrie Hamilton


This book delves into the relationship between passion and politics in revolutionary Cuba to present a comprehensive history of sexuality on the island from the triumph of the Revolution in 1959 into the twenty-first century. Drawing on an unused body of oral history interviews as well as press accounts, literary works, and other published sources, it pushes beyond official government rhetoric and explores how the wider changes initiated by the Revolution have affected the sexual lives of Cuban citizens. The author foregrounds the memories and emotions of ordinary Cubans and compares these exp ... More

Keywords: revolutionary Cuba, sexuality, Cuban citizens, economic developments, sexual desire, repression, prerevolutionary values, heterosexual relations, same-sex relationships

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835197
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807882511_hamilton


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carrie Hamilton, author