Moroccan Boys: Points of Resistance in Homosexual Tourism
This chapter studies the Moroccan boys’ perception to homosexual tourism. Navarro-Ayala focuses on the strategic subversion of the manipulation of their own young brown bodies and the controversial relationships created with older Frenchmen in Rachid O.’s narratives Chocolat chaud (1998) and Ce qui reste (2003). Navarro-Ayala’s study reveals a progression of sexual tourism from métier to façon d’être in Morocco: The young boy learns he can earn cash for the use of his body and, thus, discovers the métier of sex worker as a paid activity; he then falls into this métier while working in another domain of the tourist industry; finally, he gives into a romance or another form of emotional attachment to the European tourist who offers him an important affective bond.
KeywordsRachid O. Ce qui reste Chocolat chaud Homi Bhabha Marcel Mauss Morocco Agency Homosexual agency Postcolonial agency Body-ideal Bodybuilding Protein Diet Exotic arab boy Homosexual tourism Mimicry Cultures of survival Gift exchange Music Instrument Romance Paris Cliché Stereotype Sexual adventure Sodomize Counterhegemonic Strategy
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