"A major contribution to the scholarship of gender and sexuality in the Caribbean."--A. Lynn Bolles, University of MarylandThis volume provides an engaging interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender and sexual relations in the Caribbean. Essays from sociological, literary, historical, and political science approaches cover the Hispanic-, French-, and English-speaking Caribbean areas and address topics such as sexuality, homosexuality, culture, the body, the status of women, and the wider social relations that inform these subjects.ContentsExploring the Intersections of Gender, Sexuality, and Culture in the Caribbean: An IntroductionPart 1. Theoretical Mediations on Gender in the Caribbean1. Theorizing Ruptures in Gender Systems and the Project of Modernity in the Twentieth Century Caribbean, by Violet Eudine Barriteau2. The Globalization of the Discourse on Gender and Its Impact on the Caribbean, by Hilbourne Watson3. Caribbean Masculinity: Unpacking the Narrative, by Linden LewisPart 2. The Political Terrain of Gender and Sexuality4. A Blueprint for Gender in Creole Trinidad: Exploring Gender Mythology through Calypsos of the 1920s and 1930s, by Patricia Mohammed5. Popular Imageries of Gender and Sexuality: Poor and Working-Class Haitian Women's Discourses on the Use of Their Bodies, by Carolle Charles6. "The Infamous Crime against Nature": Constructions of Heterosexuality and Lesbian Subversions in Puerto Rico, by Elizabeth Crespo-KeblerPart 3. Sexual Orientation and Male Socialization in the Caribbean7. The Role of the Street in the Socialization of Caribbean Males, by Barry Chevannes8. Masculinity and Power in Puerto Rico, by Rafael Ramirez9. Queering Cuba: Male Homosexuality in the Short Fiction of Manuel Granados, by Conrad JamesPart 4. Gender, Sexuality, and Historical Considerations10. Struggling with a Structure: Gender, Agency, and Discourse, by Glyne Griffith11. "It Hurt Very Much at the Time": Patriarchy, Rape Culture, and the Slave Body-Semiotic, by Joseph C. DorseyLinden Lewis is associate professor of sociology and anthropology at Bucknell University and the author of numerous articles on the Caribbean.