Cuando un yuma conoce a mamá: Mercantilizado parientes y las economías afectivas de turismo queer en Cuba

Translated title of the contribution: When a yuma meets mama: Commodified kin and the affective economies of queer tourism in Cuba

Noelle Stout

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    Abstract

    In this article, I explore the kinship imaginaries that emerged between gay male tourists from North America and Europe and Cuban male sex workers and their families within the context of Havana's queer-erotic economies. Whereas male sex workers throughout Latin America and the Caribbean tend to conceal their male clients from their families, Cuban sexual laborers in this study incorporated queer foreigners into kinship imaginar-ies. Such bonds often conferred the rights and obligations of kin, while “blood” kinship was increasingly described in and subject to financial terms. Motivated by money rather than “blood” or “choice,” kinship ties fostered between foreign gay men and younger male sex workers prompt a rethinking of non-normative kin ties as an alternative to dominant systems of kinship and suggest the political and economic roots of familial bonds more broadly.

    Translated title of the contributionWhen a yuma meets mama: Commodified kin and the affective economies of queer tourism in Cuba
    Original languageSpanish
    Pages (from-to)665-691
    Number of pages27
    JournalAnthropological Quarterly
    Volume88
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

    Keywords

    • Cuba
    • Gender and sexuality
    • Kinship
    • Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Sex work
    • Tourism

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Anthropology
    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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