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The Resource Critical perspectives on Indo-Caribbean women's literature, edited by Joy Mahabir and Mariam Pirbhai, (electronic book)

Critical perspectives on Indo-Caribbean women's literature, edited by Joy Mahabir and Mariam Pirbhai, (electronic book)

Label
Critical perspectives on Indo-Caribbean women's literature
Title
Critical perspectives on Indo-Caribbean women's literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joy Mahabir and Mariam Pirbhai
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is the first collection on Indo-Caribbean women's writing and the first work to offer a sustained analysis of the literature from a range of theoretical and critical perspectives, such as ecocriticism, feminist, queer, post-colonial and Caribbean cultural theories. The essays not only lay the framework of an emerging and growing field, but also critically situate internationally acclaimed writers such as Shani Mootoo, Lakshmi Persaud and Ramabai Espinet within this emerging tradition. Indo-Caribbean women writers provide a fresh new perspective in Caribbean literature, be it in their unique representations of plantation history, anti-colonial movements, diasporic identities, feminisms, ethnicity and race, or contemporary Caribbean societies and culture. The book offers a theoretical reading of the poetics, politics and cultural traditions that inform Indo-Caribbean women's writing, arguing that while women writers work with and through postcolonial and Caribbean cultural theories, they also respond to a distinctive set of influences and realities specific to their positioning within the Indo-Caribbean community and the wider national, regional and global imaginary. Contributors visit the overlap between national and transnational engagements in Indo-Caribbean women's literature, considering the writers' response to local or nationally specific contexts, and the writers' response to the diasporic and transnational modalities of Caribbean and Indo-Caribbean communities"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
809/.8928709729
Index
index present
LC call number
PN849.C3
LC item number
C76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1966-
  • 1970-
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  • Mahabir, Joy A. I.
  • Pirbhai, Mariam
  • ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
Routledge research in postcolonial literatures
Series volume
41
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  • Caribbean literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
Label
Critical perspectives on Indo-Caribbean women's literature, edited by Joy Mahabir and Mariam Pirbhai, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. I. Indo-Caribbean localities, femminist poetics -- pt. II. Transnational realities, diasporic subjectivities
Control code
EBC1047057
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 274 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780203101032
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Critical perspectives on Indo-Caribbean women's literature, edited by Joy Mahabir and Mariam Pirbhai, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. I. Indo-Caribbean localities, femminist poetics -- pt. II. Transnational realities, diasporic subjectivities
Control code
EBC1047057
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 274 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780203101032
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote

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