Positive vibes in jamaica: drama helps teens, parents and teachers discuss sexuality and aids henry k pip: the threat of sexually transmitted diseases ( std) and other sexual challenges facing young people are depicted with humor and creativity in vibes in a world of sexuality, a musical revue by the ashe caribbean. Engaging in sexual banter in the workplace or creating an uncomfortable environment for women, lesbians and gay men it is reasonable to argue that in the caribbean as a whole, sexual harassment represents behavior which is largely normalized the patriarchal culture of the region nurtures this type of. Sex and the citizen is a multidisciplinary collection of essays that draws on current anxieties about legitimate sexual identities and practices across the caribbean to explore both the impact of globalization and the legacy of the region's history of sexual exploitation during colonialism, slavery, and indentureship. The consolidation of elite models of development and their concomitant exploitations can be seen in the caribbean tourism industry, which demands sexual caricatures of the caribbean similar to those of the colonial project it can be observed, also, in the caribbean state's patriarchal and heteronormative policing of.
As elsewhere around the globe, diverse sexual practices and identities are found throughout latin america and the caribbean during the last few decades, scholars and activists have come to view sexuality as critical to our understanding of difference and inequality across societies and through time. Caribbean sexuality research group (csrg) 449 likes the caribbean sexuality research group (csrg) is a non-profit, non-discriminatory working group. “the caribbean is far less advanced than the rest of the world and my coming out in the early 1980's, even by the global north's standards, it was a tough thing but my parents, both of whom were journalists, were very forward-thinking people who had gone through their own issues of discrimination as a.
I'm not complaining as a matter of fact, gender and sexuality are my favorite topics, particularly when studied in the context of latin american, caribbean, and us latina/o literature and culture i am thrilled at the outpouring of titillating titles over the last fifteen or twenty years, luscious and provocative studies that provide a. Caribbean sexuality and gender relations introduction • history as we know it has been largely written by men • they were the ones who left behind written sources as they were the ones who were largely educated • women's education was discouraged • this overwhelming emphasis on and by males can. Music, media & adolescent sexuality in jamaica represents a first of its kind in jamaica and the wider caribbean region a key product of regional and international popular culture, the music video, is examined in relation to its key consumers, adolescents the empirical data generated from the research project points to the. Abstract the legacy of a colonial past marked by violence and oppression still influences sexual politics on the caribbean islands the absence of laws to protect lgbt citizens together with firmly rooted heteronormative structures make the islands an inhospitable place for those who do not comply with the rules,.
My upbringing in a caribbean household has given me a special lens with which to view my sensuality, sexuality, and womanhood. This article first discusses the treatment of sexuality as a category within caribbean studies of gender, arguing that while sexuality and gender are commonly collapsed in many academic and everyday discourses, a concep tual and legal distinction exists that locates caribbean sexuality as semi autonomous from gender. The book caribbean pleasure industry: tourism, sexuality, and aids in the dominican republic, mark padilla is published by university of chicago press. Sex, sexuality and gender: basic concepts from advancing sexuality studies: a short course on sexuality theory and research methodologies the international resource network 2 2 developed by: the caribbean international resource network presented in collaboration with: the institute for gender & development.
In recent years, the economy of the caribbean has become almost completely dependent on international tourism and today one of the chief ways that foreign visitors there seek pleasure is through prostitution while much has been written on the female sex workers who service these tourists, caribbean. Laughing at boys who are raped the jamaica observer recently subjected readers to the most crass and reprehensible of cartoons which pokes fun at the rape of boys in institutionalized care yes, they invited readers to laugh at the fact that boys were being raped a un study of nine caribbean countries. Gender, sexuality and implications for hiv/aids in the caribbean a review of literature and programmes july 13, 2006 prepared for unifem and idrc by kamala kempadoo, with andy taitt. 1 the university of the west indies centre for gender and development studies issue 3 – 2009 caribbean sexuality: mapping the field1 kamala kempadoo abstract caribbean sexuality is both hypervisible and obscured that is, it is celebrated in popular culture as an important ingredient in caribbean social.
Kingston, jamaica, 18 may 2012 – a nine-year old boy was systematically raped by his pastor while his mother was at work an 18-month old baby boy died of internal damage after being raped by his uncle a little girl was infected with gonorrhoea, syphilis, herpes and hiv by an uncle who was in and. One of the most popular tropes of caribbean and latin american resistance borrowed from shakespeare's the tempest was caliban, the slave, who was constructed as a sexual threat to the white woman, miranda (lamming 1991) some caribbean male writers tended to embrace rather than challenge.
The girl from barbados soon broke out her signature moves, the gyrations seen in the dancehalls and carnivals of the caribbean complete with dancehall queen crotch-grabbing and slapping, the uber-sexual singer who has enjoyed massive worldwide success since moving to the us as a 16-year-old. This book brings together the most recent work of caribbean psychologists in the english-speaking islands of jamaica, barbados and trinidad on gender and sexuality the authors analyse the unique challenges posed by contradictions between cultural values and modern sexual expression in the region. In her reflective essay in this collection, trinidadian visual artist susan dayal reveals that her artwork was censored by longstanding caribbean studies journal , small axe, because of its representations of female nudity that work focusing on female sexuality and embodiment would be censored in a special issue, which.