Politics of Passion Women's Sexual Culture in the Afro-Surinamese Diaspora

ISBN-10: 0231131631

ISBN-13: 9780231131636

Edition: 2006

Authors: Gloria Wekker

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'The Politics of Passion' centers on an old institution among the Afro-Surinamese working class in which women have multiple sexual relationships with both men and women. This text analyses this phenomenon, known as mati work, as she vividly describes the lives of Afro-Surinamese women.
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 4/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Gloria Wekker holds the IIAV chair in gender and ethnicity in the Department of Women's Studies, Faculty of the Arts, at Utrecht University.

Preface and Acknowledgments
No Tide, No Tamara/Not Today, Not Tomorrow: Misi Juliette Cummings's Life History
Suriname, Sweet Suriname: A Political Economy of Gendered and Racialized Inequality
Winti, an Afro-Surinamese Religion and the Multiplicitous Self
Kon Sidon na Mi Tapu .../Then He Comes and Sits Down on Top of Me ... Relationships Between Women and Men
The Mati Work
Sexuality on the Move
Works Cited
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