No Trespassing: Bodies and Beaches for Sale in the Contemporary Caribbean

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
UA Poetry Center Dorothy Rubel Room Helen S. Schaefer Building, 1508 E. Helen St. FREE Parking after 5 PM

The Caribbean has long been portrayed as a place of paradise, relaxation, and adventure. Yet, this exotified image is largely a myth that masks the conditions residents face. The hypersexualized image of the Caribbean has spurred the growth of tourism and the companion industry of sex tourism. Learn how paradise is being sold to the highest bidder. Discover how women’s bodies function as spaces of refuge for tourists and how repressive social norms result in violence and exclusion. Join us to discuss how the growth of mass tourism yields grave consequences for those who call the Caribbean home.  

Part of the Tucson Humanities Festival, a series of topical lectures, panel discussions and events presented by UA College of Humanities faculty and special guests. For more information, including the Festival schedule and presenters, go to Questions? Contact Helen Bernard at 520-626-4319.

Presented by: Jennifer Donahue​