Index
Abu Ghraib, 23
activo (active/insertive), 129; homopho-
bia and, 195n6; as identity, 63, 199n6;
as straight, 65
aff ect: authentic, 71–73, 173; commodi-
cation of, 5, 12, 34, 88, 96, 99–100;
as labor, 135; sex tourism and, 155–57;
strategic, 173
Africa: Cuba and, 162; culture of, 161,
188n10; folclórico and, 70
African Americans, 112; appropriation of
culture of, 113, 116, 132, 202n4, 202n8,
203n18; as tourists, 116, 118, 148
Afro- Cubans, 8, 12, 125, 161, 167, 179, 183.
See also blacks, blackness
aids. See hiv/aids
Alarcón, Ricardo, 39, 196n14
Alberto (friend of Osvaldo), 65
Alea, Tomás Gutiérrez, Strawberry and
Chocolate, 43
Alexander, M. Jacqui, 4
Alfonso, Ada C., 130
Allen, Jafari, 10, 11, 19, 22, 38, 118, 129,
131
Almodóvar, Pedro, 159
Alonso, Alicia, 200n11
Amanda (Cuban student), 75–76, 176
ambiente homoerótico (gay scene): foreign-
ers in, 20; in Havana, 17, 39, 53, 67; La
Rampa and, 192n38; sex workers and,
109, 121
Andaya, Elise, 14, 39, 191n32
Anderson, Benedict, 198n32
Anderson, Mark, 133, 202n4, 202n8, 203n18
anthropology, anthropologists, 4–6,
21, 34, 141, 143, 148, 205n2; feminist
criticism and, 204n25; on gift giving,
153; globalism and, 188n6; mass media
and, 198n32; models of, 181–82;
neocolonialism and, 170; “queer” and,
194n54; on status, 200n8; victimhood
and, 204n28
Antonio, 85, 101–5, 103, 202n9
Appadurai, Arjun, 191n32, 205n10
Arenas, Reinaldo, 63–64
Argentina, 45
art, arts: gays and, 69–70; gay tolerance
in, 43, 54; queer visibility in, 184; revo-
lutionary control of, 36–37
Babb, Florence, 7, 162
Barrio Cuba (2005), 44
beauty standards, 94, 116, 124–25, 155
Behar, Ruth, 164–65
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