Breaking Sexual Silences : Readings and Discussions - Audio of the event

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Material Information

Title:
Breaking Sexual Silences : Readings and Discussions - Audio of the event Featuring readings by Oonya Kempadoo and Thomas Glave
Physical Description:
digital MP3
Language:
English
Creator:
Breaking Sexual Silences Project - University of Reading/ University of West Indies
Publisher:
Breaking Sexual Silences Project - University of Reading/ University of West Indies
Place of Publication:
Barbados
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )
Breaking Sexual Silences Project

Notes

Abstract:
These are the audio recordings from the Readings and Discussion Event held on 31 May, 2010 at UWI, Cave Hill Campus. The details of the project are at http://www.reading.ac.uk/minorities/Projects/min-project-breaking-sexual-silences.aspx
Funding:
Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
General Note:
In recent years, some of the most urgent and highly-charged public and political debates in the Caribbean have centred on sexual citizenship and gay rights. To date, popular cultural forms and the acute homophobia of the dancehall have dominated national and international attention. The very public exchanges between Caribbean musicians and western-based gay rights campaigners have given the region a reputation for homophobia, intolerance and hate crimes. This project seeks to shift the axes of these debates by drawing on a recent body of Caribbean creative writing that addresses issues of sexual self-determination and sexual diversity in a more positive and progressive way. It will make visible the possibilities for understanding sexual differences and the modes of reconciliation to be found in a literary archive. The project will also engage a group of Caribbean scholars across other disciplines to develop a new language for articulating sexual difference. It will stage a panel debate for a Caribbean public, as well as producing academic publications and supporting graduate work.

Record Information

Source Institution:
Caribbean IRN
Holding Location:
Caribbean IRN
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution.
System ID:
AA00004155:00001