Fictions of Feminine Citizenship

Sexuality and the Nation in Contemporary Caribbean Literature

Authors: Francis, D.

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Reading novels by contemporary women in the Caribbean dyaspora alongside and against law, history and anthropology, the book argues that Caribbean women's sexuality has been mobilized for various imperialist and nationalist projects from the nineteenth century to present.

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DONETTE FRANCIS Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Binghamton, USA.

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"Donette Francis's important and rigorous work Fictions of Feminine Citizenship: Sexuality and the Nation in Contemporary Caribbean Literature presents a wide-ranging descriptor of contemporary women's Caribbean writing while offering a critical engagement with the sociohistorical colonial and postcolonial contexts that these writers negotiate and critique." - SX Salon

'Even for those of us who already teach her work on the manipulation of folktales and other 'authentic' narratives by corrupt political regimes in the work of Danticat and other writers, Francis' new book on intimacy, citizenship, and what she terms 'the antiromance' will be a stunning must-read not least of all in its commitment both to analyzing writers across some traditional divisions, and to careful historical contextualization. This is solid, brilliant work.' Faith Smith, Associate Professor, Brandeis University


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fictions of Feminine Citizenship
Book Subtitle
Sexuality and the Nation in Contemporary Caribbean Literature
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10577-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230105775
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 191
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