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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Erotics, Love And Violence: European Women's Travels In The Northeast Of Brazil
Author: Piscitelli
Adriana
Abstract: In this article I analyze the cross-border sexual and affective relationships women from diverse European countries form with local men in two coastal touristic villages of the state of Ceara, in the northeast of Brazil. Drawing on ethnographic research I consider how, in the frame of ambiguous sexual, economic, and affective exchanges, violence intertwines with erotics and with notions of love. I take the women's narratives as the central reference. My main argument is that the delight provoked by the transformation of their erotic subjectivities and the idea of rehearsing new forms of heterosexual relatedness, which involve what they consider unusual forms of love, feed the ambiguities pervading their relationships with local men, making these women unaware of the economic aspects involved in their relationships and of occasional hostility and subalternization to which they are subjected. Only in the frame of the acute increase in the tensions provoked by the change in these women's status from tourists to foreign residents, they label their partner's economic demands as exploitative and their actions as violence.
Subject: Geography
Women's Studies
Country: ABINGDON
Editor: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Citation: Erotics, Love And Violence: European Women's Travels In The Northeast Of Brazil. Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd, v. 23, p. 274-287 FEB-2016.
Rights: embargo
Identifier DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2014.991697
Address: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0966369X.2014.991697
Date Issue: 2016
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