This edited collection is the first volume to study Guyane from multiple perspectives. It subjects the enduring cliches and negative stereotypes regarding Guyane to critical examination, exploring how discourse on this DOM is, and has been, formed and how it may evolve. Chapters discuss geographical, literary and cultural 'locations' of Guyane, past and present, challenging its relegation to the 'periphery', whilst also historicizing the production of its marginal status. Finally, the collection aims to outline possible future challenges to the conceptual location of Guyane and possible directions for continued research.
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Number of pages: 248
Dimensions: 239 x 163 mm
Helene B. Ducros, Europe Now Journal
'This valuable interdisciplinary volume offers wide-ranging essays that examine stereotypes about France's Amazonian outpost that go beyond simple images of the country as a 'green hell.'
Robert Aldrich, French History
'Overall, with Locating Guyana Wood and MacLeod have achieved a milestone in the study of French Guyana.'
Fabio Santos, PERIPHERIE
'English-language works on Guyane are comparatively few and far between, and Locating Guyane rectifies a lacuna in the wider scholarship by exploring what makes it distinct from its fellow "old colonies" of Martinique, Guadeloupe, and Reunion. Given the volume's interdisciplinarity and the essays' breadth, the short volume speaks to a wide range of academic disciplines, and consequently it serves as an excellent scholarly primer on Guyane, its colonial legacy, and its place in an increasingly global, modern world.'
Christopher M. Church, H-France Review
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