Sexual Politics In Cuba: Machismo, Homosexuality, And Aids, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Sexual Politics In Cuba

Machismo, Homosexuality, And Aids, 1st Edition

By Marvin Leiner


184 pages

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In this book, Marvin Leiner analyzes the practice of quarantine in the context of the Cuban Revolution. He also focuses on efforts by Cuban educators to introduce sex education in the schools and to change sexist and homophobic attitudes, discussing their successes and failures with candor and examining the explicit and implicit linkages between machismo and homophobia.

Table of Contents

Preface -- The Paradox of Cuba's Revolution -- The Homosexual in the Revolution -- Changing the Role of Women and Breaking the Taboo: Initiating Sex Education -- The Audacious Subject: The Sex Education Program -- AIDS: Cuba's Effort to Contain -- The Cuban Revolution in Crisis

About the Author

Marvin Leiner is emeritus professor of education at Queens College of the City University of New York. He is author of Children Are the Revolution: Day Care in Cuba and editor of Children of the Cities: Education of the Powerless. An internationally known scholar on Cuban schools, he has made frequent research trips to Cuba over the past twenty-five years.

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