Transnational Desires

Louise Uhlig, Nadia Ahmed, Kristina Lopez, Amalie Houmann & Charlotte Koch Erhardtsen

Student thesis: Termpaper

Abstract

This theoretical project examines the phenomenon of transactional sexual relationships between Western female tourists and local Caribbean and African men, and which notions of the black man that Western women possess, and how these notions are tied to ideas of the other as inherited from colonial times. In order to receive the proper knowledge and information about the subject and historical context a selected number of articles by scholars are applied to collect information on amongst other things, race and sexuality both in colonial and postcolonial times. This aids in understanding the female sex tourists imaginaries and whether they have evolved from colonial discourses and mindsets, which is found to be true. The project finds the women are interested in the notion of ‘otherness’ and cultural differences is highly fascinated and desired. Thus the project proposes that colonial discourses are found in the women’s attraction to the black man in correlation with sex tourism.

EducationsBasic - International Bachelor Study Programme in Humanities, (Bachelor Programme) Basic
LanguageEnglish
Publication date16 Dec 2015
SupervisorsChristian Groes-Green

Keywords

  • race
  • sexuality
  • black men
  • transactional sex
  • colonial times