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The Resource Infertilities : exploring fictions of barren bodies, Robin Truth Goodman

Infertilities : exploring fictions of barren bodies, Robin Truth Goodman

Label
Infertilities : exploring fictions of barren bodies
Title
Infertilities
Title remainder
exploring fictions of barren bodies
Statement of responsibility
Robin Truth Goodman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In today's global market, ideas about family, femininity, and reproduction are traded on as actively as any currency or stock. The connection has a history, one rooted in a conception of feminine identities invented through a science interwoven with the pursuit of empire, the accumulation of goods, and the furtherance of power. It is this history that Robin Truth Goodman exposes in her analysis of literary and political representations of female infertility from the mid-nineteenth century to our day. Goodman takes Darwin's studies on sterility between species as her starting point, exploring evolutionary science as the intersection of a colonial worldview based on class struggle and the pathologizing of female identities that fall outside of reproductive normalcy. She then examines how Joseph Conrad constructs a vision of feminism as a product of miscegenation, how Alejo Carpentier and Mario Vargas Llosa deploy female figures of miscegenation to recast Latin American literature as "difference," and how ecological devastation in the Brazilian Amazon is envisioned through failures in Indian marriage. Locating points of conjunction between queer, feminist, and postcolonial theories, Infertilities points to the role of lesbian representation and reproductive politics in ongoing critiques of globalism."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goodman, Robin Truth
Dewey number
863.009/353
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ7082.F35
LC item number
G63 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural studies of the Americas
Series volume
v. 4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Infertility, Female, in literature
  • Spanish American fiction
  • Conrad, Joseph
Label
Infertilities : exploring fictions of barren bodies, Robin Truth Goodman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darwin's dating game -- Conrad's closet -- Carpentier's marvelous conception -- Mario Vargas Llosa and the rape of Sebastiana -- The rainforest rape
Control code
43945145
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 234 pages
Isbn
9780816634880
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00009089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Infertilities : exploring fictions of barren bodies, Robin Truth Goodman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darwin's dating game -- Conrad's closet -- Carpentier's marvelous conception -- Mario Vargas Llosa and the rape of Sebastiana -- The rainforest rape
Control code
43945145
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 234 pages
Isbn
9780816634880
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00009089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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