The Resource Mother imagery in the novels of Afro-Caribbean women, Simone A. James Alexander, (electronic book)

Mother imagery in the novels of Afro-Caribbean women, Simone A. James Alexander, (electronic book)

Label
Mother imagery in the novels of Afro-Caribbean women
Title
Mother imagery in the novels of Afro-Caribbean women
Statement of responsibility
Simone A. James Alexander
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Focusing on specific texts by Jamaica Kincaid, Maryse Conde, and Paule Marshall, this study explores the intricate trichotomous relationship between the mother (biological or surrogate), the motherlands Africa and the Caribbean, and the mothercountry represented by England, France, and/or North America. The mother-daughter relationships in the works discussed address the complex, conflicting notions of motherhood that exist within this trichotomy. Although mothering is usually socialized as a welcoming, nurturing notion, Alexander argues that alongside this nurturing notion there exists much conflict. Specifically, she argues that the mother-daughter relationship, plagued with ambivalence, is often further conflicted by colonialism or colonial intervention from the "other," the colonial mothercountry." "Mother Imagery in the Novels of Afro-Caribbean Women offers an overview of Caribbean women's writings from the 1990s, focusing on the personal relationships these three authors have had with their mothers and/or motherlands to highlight links, despite social, cultural, geographical, and political differences, among Afro-Caribbean women and their writings. Alexander traces acts of resistance, which facilitate the (re)writing/righting of the literary canon and the conception of a "newly created genre" and a "womanist" tradition through fictional narratives with autobiographical components."--Jacket
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Simone A. James
Dewey number
813/.5093520431
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9205.4
LC item number
.A48 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caribbean fiction (English)
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • African American women in literature
  • Mothers and daughters in literature
  • Motherhood in literature
  • Mothers in literature
  • Home in literature
  • Marshall, Paule
  • Kincaid, Jamaica
  • Condé, Maryse
  • Marshall, Paule
  • Kincaid, Jamaica
  • Condé, Maryse
Label
Mother imagery in the novels of Afro-Caribbean women, Simone A. James Alexander, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-209) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10001633
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 215 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Mother imagery in the novels of Afro-Caribbean women, Simone A. James Alexander, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-209) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10001633
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 215 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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