Bodies and Bones: Feminist Rehearsal and Imagining Caribbean Belonging - New World Studies (Paperback)Tanya L. Shields (author)
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By drawing on a significant range of genres-novels, short stories, poetry, plays, public statuary, and painting-Shields proposes innovative interpretations of the work of Grace Nichols, Pauline Melville, Fred D'Aguiar, Alejo Carpentier, Edwidge Danticat, Aime Cesaire, Marie-Helene Cauvin, and Rose Marie Desruisseau. She shows how empathetic alliances can challenge both hierarchical institutions and regressive nationalisms and facilitate more democratic interaction.
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
Bodies and Bones will greatly impact Caribbean scholarship on gender, race, and representation, particularly with regard to how one talks about intersectionality in a Caribbean context. Not only is Shields successful in proving her arguments; she also offers up a new theoretical paradigm for reading Caribbean texts while sifting through an exhaustive amount of history.--Kimberly Nichele Brown, Virginia Commonwealth University, author of Writing the Black Revolutionary Diva: Women's Subjectivity and the Decolonizing Text
Tanya Shields brings into striking juxtaposition a variety of visual and textual examples to examine the intersections between gender, the body, and citizenship.--April Shemak, Sam Houston State University, author of Asylum Speakers: Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse
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