Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Resisting ParadiseTourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Angelique V. Nixon

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781628462180

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628462180.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Mississippi SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mississippi.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Mississippi, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSSO for personal use.date: 25 September 2021

Rethinking Sites of Caribbean Rebellion and Freedom

Rethinking Sites of Caribbean Rebellion and Freedom

(p.184) Chapter Seven Rethinking Sites of Caribbean Rebellion and Freedom
Resisting Paradise

Angelique V. Nixon

University Press of Mississippi

The book ends with a deeper reflection on what it means to understand sites of resistance and rebellion through an analysis the potential of art tourism and the politics of sex and sexual labor in the Caribbean within the context of this overwhelming production of paradise. The investigation of resisting paradise is pushed further through other sites of rebellion and assertions of cultural and sexual freedom. The potential new model of art and culture tourism is examined in the Bahamas at Baha Mar Resorts and The Current Art Team and their work in creating space and empowering local artists. The chapter also includes the troubling issue of sex and sexuality within the context of paradise in order to search for another site of resistance through a rethinking of sexual labor, transactional sex, and sexual agency. Through auto-ethnography and Kamala Kempadoo’s work on Caribbean sexuality and tourism, the author explores the tensions and contending forces of sexuality and respectability and how they are deeply complicated through tourism.

Keywords:   Art and Culture Tourism, Sexual Labor, Transactional Sex, Sexual Diversity and Agency, Caribbean Freedom

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.