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The Resource African diasporic women's narratives : politics of resistance, survival, and citizenship, Simone A. James Alexander

African diasporic women's narratives : politics of resistance, survival, and citizenship, Simone A. James Alexander

Label
African diasporic women's narratives : politics of resistance, survival, and citizenship
Title
African diasporic women's narratives
Title remainder
politics of resistance, survival, and citizenship
Statement of responsibility
Simone A. James Alexander
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Using feminist and womanist theory, Simone Alexander takes as her main point of analysis literary works that focus on the black female body as the physical and metaphorical site of migration. She shows that over time black women have used their bodily presence to complicate and challenge a migratory process often forced upon them by men or patriarchal society. Through in-depth study of selective texts by Audre Lorde, Edwidge Danticat, Maryse Condé, and Grace Nichols, Alexander challenges the stereotypes ascribed to black female sexuality, subverting its assumed definition as diseased, passive, or docile. She also addresses issues of embodiment as she analyses how women's bodies are read and seen; how bodies 'perform' and are performed upon; how they challenge and disrupt normative standards. A multifaceted contribution to studies of gender, race, sexuality and disability issues, African Diasporic Women's Narratives engages with a range of issues as it grapples with the complex interconnectedness of geography, citizenship, and nationalism"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MHW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Simone A. James
Dewey number
810.9/928708996073
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
A3986 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • African American women in literature
  • Human body in literature
  • American literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • African American women in literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Human body in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Caribbean & Latin American
Label
African diasporic women's narratives : politics of resistance, survival, and citizenship, Simone A. James Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Dis-embodied subjects writing fire -- Captive flesh no more: Saartjie Baartman, quintessential migratory subject -- "Crimes against the flesh": politics and poetics of the black female body -- Framing violence: resistance, redemption, and recuperative strategies in I, Tituba, black witch of Salem -- Mothering the nation: women's bodies as nationalist trope in Edwidge Danticat's Breath, eyes, memory -- Performing the body: transgressive doubles, fatness and blackness -- Bodies and disease: finding alternative cure, assuming alternative identity
Control code
879948953
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813050249
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvwwf56k
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879948953
Label
African diasporic women's narratives : politics of resistance, survival, and citizenship, Simone A. James Alexander
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Dis-embodied subjects writing fire -- Captive flesh no more: Saartjie Baartman, quintessential migratory subject -- "Crimes against the flesh": politics and poetics of the black female body -- Framing violence: resistance, redemption, and recuperative strategies in I, Tituba, black witch of Salem -- Mothering the nation: women's bodies as nationalist trope in Edwidge Danticat's Breath, eyes, memory -- Performing the body: transgressive doubles, fatness and blackness -- Bodies and disease: finding alternative cure, assuming alternative identity
Control code
879948953
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813050249
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvwwf56k
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879948953

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