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Sexual Revolutions in CubaPassion, Politics, and Memory$
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Carrie Hamilton

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835197

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807882511_hamilton

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Listening for Female Same-Sex Desire

Listening for Female Same-Sex Desire

(p.172) Six Listening for Female Same-Sex Desire
Sexual Revolutions in Cuba

Carrie Hamilton

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter is located at the crossroads of oral history and the history of female same-sex desire. It opens with a series of excerpts from interviews with Cuban women who have relationships with other women in order to highlight the different ways each conceives the very idea of sexual orientation or difference. Taking inspiration from comparative lesbian historiography and queer theory, the chapter focuses on the challenges of listening for female same-sex desire in a context in which this desire has rarely been represented in public versions of history and frequently is not given the label “lesbian.” The interviews analyzed here were conducted in Havana and Santiago de Cuba in 2006 and 2007.

Keywords:   oral history, female same-sex desire, Cuban women, sexual orientation, lesbian historiography, queer theory

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