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Thinking Gender in Transnational Times

Decolonizing and Feminizing Freedom

A Caribbean Genealogy

Authors: Noble, Denise

  • Makes an important contribution to studies of Black women’s history and identity in Britain
  • Exposes the anxieties that lie beneath British multiculturalism
  • Deconstructs freedom and gender in a postcolonial world
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About this book

This book traces the powerful discourses and embodied practices through which Black Caribbean women have been imagined and produced as subjects of British liberal rule and modern freedom. It argues that in seeking to escape liberalism’s gendered and racialised governmentalities, Black women’s everyday self-making practices construct decolonising and feminising epistemologies of freedom. These, in turn, repeatedly interrogate the colonial logics of liberalism and Britishness. Genealogically structured, the book begins with the narratives of freedom and identity presented by Black British Caribbean women. It then analyses critical moments of crisis in British racial rule at home and abroad in which gender and Caribbean women figure as points of concern. Post-war Caribbean immigration to the UK, decolonisation of the British Caribbean and the post-emancipation reconstruction of the British Caribbean loom large in these considerations. In doing all of this, the author unravels the colonial legacies that continue to underwrite contemporary British multicultural anxieties. This thought-provoking work will appeal to students and scholars of social and cultural history, politics, feminism, race and postcoloniality.

About the authors

Denise Noble is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Birmingham City University, UK. She previously spent six years teaching in the Department of African American and African Studies at the Ohio State University, USA. She has also taught social work, media and cultural studies at several London universities. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Decolonizing and Feminizing Freedom

    Noble, Denise

    Pages 1-15

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  • Turning History Upside Down

    Noble, Denise

    Pages 17-51

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  • The Old and New Ethnicities of Postcolonial Black (British)ness

    Noble, Denise

    Pages 53-100

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  • ‘Standing in the Bigness of Who I Am’: Black Caribbean Women and the Paradoxes of Freedom

    Noble, Denise

    Pages 101-157

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  • Two Reports, One Empire: Race and Gender in British Post-War Social Welfare Discourse

    Noble, Denise

    Pages 159-185

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Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-44951-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-44950-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decolonizing and Feminizing Freedom
Book Subtitle
A Caribbean Genealogy
Authors
Series Title
Thinking Gender in Transnational Times
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44951-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-44951-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44950-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 365
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