Interweaving Tapestries of Culture and Sexuality in the Caribbean

Editors: Carpenter, Karen (Ed.)

  • Offers an in-depth scientific study of sexuality in the Caribbean
  • Presents new information on sexual orientation
  • Reinvigorates the discussion of culture in sexuality
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This book brings together the most recent work of Caribbean psychologists in the English-speaking islands of Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad on gender and sexuality. The authors analyse the unique challenges posed by contradictions between cultural values and modern sexual expression in the region. They examine a broad range of topics such as conceptions of gender roles in primary school children, sexual behavior and emotional social intelligence in adolescents, and sexual identities and orientations in adults. Chapters cover issues including how women who have sex with women (WSWs) self-identify, the 'Lebenswelt'  (life world) of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Jamaica, transsexual care and its psychological impact, the influence of music on sexuality, how intimacy is defined, as well as the relationship between identity formation and the fear of intimacy in Jamaica, and the practice of polyamory in Jamaica and Trinidad.

This distinctive collection is the first of its kind, grounded in both qualitative and quantitative research. It presents a sophisticated comparative analyses of the cultures of the Anglophone Caribbean represented by Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados to offer a broader discussions of intimacy and relationships. With practical implications for therapy, it will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners of gender and sexuality studies, psychology and culture.  



About the authors

Karen Anne Carpenter is a psychologist and clinical sexologist. She is the Director of The Caribbean Sexuality Research Group (CSRG) and runs the public Sexology Clinic at The University Hospital of the West Indies, along with a private practice in Jamaica. She is co-founder of the 'Love & Sex' brand of radio & television programmes and relationship seminars and the author of Love & Sex: The Basics.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Situating Sexuality in the Caribbean

    Carpenter, Karen

    Pages 1-13

  • Gender-Role Stereotypes and Culture in Jamaica and Barbados

    Walters, G. K. (et al.)

    Pages 15-34

  • Emotional-Social Intelligence and Sexuality Among Jamaican Adolescents

    Longman-Mills, Samantha

    Pages 35-66

  • Women Who Have Sex with Women in Jamaica

    Carpenter, Karen

    Pages 67-83

  • Trust Erodes Fear: A Psychosocial Perspective on Sexual Risk-Taking Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Jamaica

    McKenzie, Matthew Linden

    Pages 85-113

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-58816-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58815-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interweaving Tapestries of Culture and Sexuality in the Caribbean
Editors
  • Karen Carpenter
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58816-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58816-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58815-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 226
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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