- O sexo e a desconstrução do natural: uma perspectiva a partir de uma ilha no Caribe.
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- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
In this essay we contend that studying sex as a discourse as well as a practice may be a way
to speak to and assert a universal: the role of sex in human history and human societies. A
mighty and contestable view we admit in a time of the fetish of Difference, often paraded under
the politically suspect banner of culture. However, as the Caribbean is a space that
demonstrates the ludicrousness of denying the transcultural knowledge that allows one to speak
of and resolve the incommensurability of African, Asian, American, and European modes of
being, so, too, it allows us to recognize that studying sex opens our purview to seeing the human
beyond the exclusivities of racial and ethnic speak.
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