Pleasures and Perils: Girls' Sexuality in a Caribbean Consumer Culture (Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies)

Pleasures and Perils: Girls' Sexuality in a Caribbean Consumer Culture (Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies)

Debra Curtis


Pleasures and Perils follows a bunch of younger ladies residing on Nevis, an island society within the japanese Caribbean. during this provocative ethnography, Debra Curtis examines their sexuality in gripping aspect: why do Nevisian women interact in sexual intercourse at such younger a long time? the place is the road among coercion and consent? How does a wish for wealth have an effect on a girl's sexual practices?

Curtis exhibits that ladies are usually stuck among conflicting discourses of Christian teachings approximately chastity, public overall healthiness cautions approximately secure intercourse, and media enticements approximately purchaser delights. Sexuality's contradictions are uncovered: strength and powerless¡ness, self-determination and cultural keep an eye on, violence and enjoyment. Pleasures and Perils illuminates the methodological and moral matters anthropologists face once they behavior learn on intercourse, specifically between ladies. The sexually specific narratives conveyed during this booklet problem not just the reader's personal recommendations on sexuality but additionally the wider limits and probabilities of ethnography.

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