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Author Wekker, Gloria,
Title The politics of passion : women's sexual culture in the Afro-Surinamese diaspora / Gloria Wekker.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2006]

Series Between men--between women.
Between men--between women.
Subject Women -- Sexual behavior -- Suriname -- Paramaribo.
Women -- Suriname -- Paramaribo -- Identity.
Sex customs -- Suriname -- Paramaribo.
Lesbianism -- Suriname -- Paramaribo.
Creoles -- Suriname -- Paramaribo.
Alt Name Based on: Wekker, Gloria. Ik ben een gouden munt, ik ga door vele handen, maar ik verlies mijn waarde niet.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations.
Note Revision of the author's thesis published in 1994 under title: Ik ben een gouden munt, ik ga door vele handen, maar ik verlies mijn waarde niet.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. No Tide, no Tamara/not today, not tomorrow : Misi Juliette Cummings's life history -- 2. Suriname, sweet Suriname : a political economy of gendered and racialized inequality -- 3. Winti, an Afro-Surinamese religion and the multiplicitous self -- 4. Kon Sidon na Mi Tapu ... /then he comes and sits down on top of me ... relationships between women and men -- 5. The Mati work -- 6. Sexuality on the move.
Summary Gloria Wekker analyzes the phenomenon of mati work, an old practice among Afro-Surinamese working-class women in which marriage is rejected in favor of male and female sexual partners. Wekker vividly describes the lives of these women, who prefer to create alternative families of kin, lovers, and children, and gives a fascinating account of women's sexuality that is not limited to either heterosexuality or same-sex sexuality. She offers new perspectives on the lives of Caribbean women, transnational gay and lesbian movements, and an Afro-Surinamese tradition that challenges con.
Note Online resource; title from electronic title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed January 16, 2018).
ISBN 0231506015 (electronic bk.)
9780231506014 (electronic bk.)
0231131623 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780231131629 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780231131636 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0231131631 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9780231131629 (cloth)
9780231131636 (pbk.)
OCLC # 232160283
Additional Format Print version: Wekker, Gloria. Politics of passion. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006 0231131623 (DLC) 2005054320 (OCoLC)61758062.