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Erotic Islands

Subtitle: Art and Activism in the Queer Caribbean
Author: Lyndon K. Gill
Publication Date: June 2018
Language: English
Book webpage: https://www.dukeupress.edu/erotic-islands
Abstract: In Erotic Islands, Lyndon K. Gill maps a long queer presence at a crossroads of the Caribbean. This transdisciplinary book foregrounds the queer histories of Carnival, calypso, and HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. At its heart is an extension of Audre Lorde's use of the erotic as theory and methodology. Gill turns to lesbian/gay artistry and activism to insist on eros as an intertwined political-sensual-spiritual lens through which to see self and society more clearly. This analysis juxtaposes revered musician Calypso Rose, renowned mas man Peter Minshall, and resilient HIV/AIDS organization Friends For Life. Erotic Islands traverses black studies, queer studies, and anthropology toward an emergent black queer diaspora studies.
Subject Keywords: Queer Theory/Caribbean studies/Anthropology
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Place: Durham and London
Publisher's URL: dukeupress.edu
Number of Pages: 288
ISBN: 978-0-8223-6870-0