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Queering the Mas’ Camp: Caribbean Diasporic Art-Making Practices in the Toronto Pride Parade

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This paper focuses on Pelau MasQUEERade, an organized Caribbean queer diasporic group that draws on and reworks Trinidad and Tobago Carnival mas’ camp traditions for the Toronto Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade. Mas’ camps act as a hub of activity where socializing and listening to calypso music act as a backdrop to the actual process of making costumes. Drawing on a Caribbean queer feminist of colour analysis, I explore how Pelau mas’ makers use limited resources to creatively produce and invert traditional costumes and accessories for its members. Additionally, I argue that Pelau brings Caribbean diasporic art-making practices to Pride to reconfigure the event and stake a claim for belonging and inclusion.

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Alexander, M. Jacqui. Autumn 1994. Not just anybody can be a citizen: The politics of law, sexuality and postcoloniality in Trinidad and Tobago and the Bahamas. Feminist Review 48 (The New Politics of Sex and the State):5-23.
Lorde, Audre. 1994. Zami, a new spelling of my name. Freedom, Calif.: Crossing Press.
Silvera, Makeda. Autumn 1992. "Man Royals and Sodomites: Some thoughts on the Invisibility of Afro-Caribbean lesbians." Feminist Studies 18(3):521-32.
Wekker, Gloria. 2006. The politics of passion: Women's sexual culture in the Afro-Surinamese diaspora. New York: Columbia University Press.
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Lord, R. Cassandra. "Queering the Mas’ Camp: Caribbean Diasporic Art-Making Practices in the Toronto Pride Parade" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Women's Studies Association, Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland, CA, <Not Available>. 2014-12-11 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p572851_index.html>

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Lord, R. "Queering the Mas’ Camp: Caribbean Diasporic Art-Making Practices in the Toronto Pride Parade" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Women's Studies Association, Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland, CA <Not Available>. 2014-12-11 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p572851_index.html

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Abstract: This paper focuses on Pelau MasQUEERade, an organized Caribbean queer diasporic group that draws on and reworks Trinidad and Tobago Carnival mas’ camp traditions for the Toronto Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade. Mas’ camps act as a hub of activity where socializing and listening to calypso music act as a backdrop to the actual process of making costumes. Drawing on a Caribbean queer feminist of colour analysis, I explore how Pelau mas’ makers use limited resources to creatively produce and invert traditional costumes and accessories for its members. Additionally, I argue that Pelau brings Caribbean diasporic art-making practices to Pride to reconfigure the event and stake a claim for belonging and inclusion.

Selected References
Alexander, M. Jacqui. Autumn 1994. Not just anybody can be a citizen: The politics of law, sexuality and postcoloniality in Trinidad and Tobago and the Bahamas. Feminist Review 48 (The New Politics of Sex and the State):5-23.
Lorde, Audre. 1994. Zami, a new spelling of my name. Freedom, Calif.: Crossing Press.
Silvera, Makeda. Autumn 1992. "Man Royals and Sodomites: Some thoughts on the Invisibility of Afro-Caribbean lesbians." Feminist Studies 18(3):521-32.
Wekker, Gloria. 2006. The politics of passion: Women's sexual culture in the Afro-Surinamese diaspora. New York: Columbia University Press.


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