publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Breadwinners, sex machines and romantic lovers: entangling masculinities, moralities, and pragmatic concerns in touristic Cuba

Valerio Simoni;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2015
  • Publisher: Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia
Experiences of sexual and love relationships with tourist women lead Cuban men to articulate and act upon different - often contradictory - models of masculinity. Gossiping among peers, it is common to brag about one's sexual conquests and exploits with tourist women; in contrast, when interacting with foreigners, men tend to insist on their allegiance to a romantic lover ideal. Intimate experiences with tourist partners also lead to reassess relationships with Cuban women, in which the men's wealth is portrayed as the key for accessing (just) sex. These contradictory enactments of masculinity call for a situated and multilayered understanding of Cuban men's aff...
free text keywords: masculinities, tourism, moralities, sex, love, Cuba, masculinidades, turismo, moralidades, sexo, amor
Funded by
SNSF| The Transformation of Intimate and Economic Lives in Cuban Tourism and Migration
  • Funder: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Project Code: PZ00P1_147946
  • Funding stream: Careers | Ambizione
FCT| SFRH/BPD/66483/2009
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: SFRH/BPD/66483/2009
  • Funding stream: SFRH | Pós-Doutoramento
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