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Transfiguring Trinidad and Tobago: Queer cultural production, erotic subjectivity and the praxis of black queer anthropology

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Gill,Lyndon Kamaal (Author)
Format:
Dissertation/Thesis
Publication Date:
2010
URL:
http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.library.illinois.edu/docview/610785253/fulltextPDF/D66798D508ED4E48PQ/1?accountid=14553
Published:
Massachusetts: Harvard University
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Trinidad and Tobago, Carnivals and festivals, Calypso (Music), Cultural identity, Sexuality, Erotic subjectivity, GLBT Studies, HIV AIDS, Queer studies, Cultural anthropology
Notes:
362 p., This study not only confirms the long presence of same-sex desiring peoples in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, but it focuses in upon the artistry and community-building techniques of these subjects as part of a paradigmatic shift in Caribbean cultural analysis. By foregrounding the work and the perspectives of same-sex desiring Trinbagonians in an analysis of Carnival masquerade, Calypso music and HIV/AIDS activism, this project also proposes a novel theoretical framework for the study of subjectivity.