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The Resource Sex and the citizen : interrogating the Caribbean, edited by Faith Smith

Sex and the citizen : interrogating the Caribbean, edited by Faith Smith

Label
Sex and the citizen : interrogating the Caribbean
Title
Sex and the citizen
Title remainder
interrogating the Caribbean
Statement of responsibility
edited by Faith Smith
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sex and the Citizen is a multidisciplinary collection of essays that draws on current anxieties about "legitimate" sexual identities and practices across the Caribbean to explore both the impact of globalization and the legacy of the region's history of sexual exploitation during colonialism, slavery, and indentureship. Speaking from within but also challenging the assumptions of feminism, literary and cultural studies, and queer studies, this volume questions prevailing oppositions between the backward, homophobic nation-state and the laid-back, service-with-a-smile paradise or between giving in ignominiously to the autocratic demands of the global north and equating postcolonial sovereignty with a "wholesome" heterosexual citizenry. The contributors use parliamentary legislation, novels, film, and other texts to examine Martinique's relationship to France; the diasporic relationships between the Dominican Republic and New York City, between India and Trinidad, and between Mexico's capital city and its Caribbean coast; "indigenous" names for sexual practices and desires in Suriname and the Eastern Caribbean; and other topics. This volume will appeal to readers interested in how sex has become an important register for considerations of citizenship, personal and political autonomy, and identity in the Caribbean and the global south. Contributors: Vanessa Agard-Jones * Odile Cazenave * Michelle Cliff * Susan Dayal * Alison Donnell * Donette Francis * Carmen Gillespie* Rosamond S. King * Antonia MacDonald-Smythe * Tejaswini Niranjana * Evelyn O'Callaghan * Tracy Robinson * Patricia Saunders * Yasmin Tambiah * Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley * Rinaldo Walcott * M.S. Worrell
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smith, Faith
Series statement
New World studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caribbean fiction
  • Gender identity
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Sex role in literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Caribbean fiction
  • Gender identity
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Sex role in literature
  • Caribbean Area
Label
Sex and the citizen : interrogating the Caribbean, edited by Faith Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-284) 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
Contents
Buyers beware, "hoodwinking" on the rise: epistemologies of consumption in Terry McMillan's Caribbean / Patricia Saunders -- "Nobody ent billing me": a U.S./Caribbean intertextual, intercultural call-and-response / Carmen Gillespie -- Novel insights: sex work, secrets, and depression in Angie Cruz's Soledad / Donette Francis -- Against the rules of blackness: Hilton Als's The women and Jamaica Kincaid's My brother (or how to raise black queer kids) / Rinaldo Walcott -- Francophone Caribbean women writers: rethinking identity, sexuality, and citizenship / Odile Cazenave -- Indian nationalism and female sexuality: a Trinidadian tale / Tejaswini Niranjana -- Caribbean migrations: negotiating borders / Evelyn O'Callaghan -- Reflections on she web / Susan Dayal -- Threatening sexual (mis)behavior: homosexuality in the penal code debates in Trinidad and Tobago, 1986 / Yasmin Tambiah -- Sexual awakenings and malignant fictions of masculinity in Alfonso Cuáron's Y tu mamá también / M.S. Worrell -- Living and loving: emancipating the Caribbean queer citizen in Shani Mootoo's Cereus blooms at night / Alison Donnell -- Le jeu de qui? Sexual politics at play in the French Caribbean / Vanessa Agard-Jones -- Our imagined lives / Tracy Robinson -- New citizens, new sexualities: nineteenth-century Jamettes / Rosamond S. King -- Macocotte: an exploration of same-sex friendship in selected Caribbean novels / Antonia MacDonald-Smythe -- What is a Uma? Women performing gender and sexuality in Paramaribo, Suriname / Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley -- Colonial girl: and what would it be like / Michelle Cliff
Control code
ocn757509318
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 292 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813931326
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6t9szn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)757509318
Label
Sex and the citizen : interrogating the Caribbean, edited by Faith Smith
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-284) 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
Contents
Buyers beware, "hoodwinking" on the rise: epistemologies of consumption in Terry McMillan's Caribbean / Patricia Saunders -- "Nobody ent billing me": a U.S./Caribbean intertextual, intercultural call-and-response / Carmen Gillespie -- Novel insights: sex work, secrets, and depression in Angie Cruz's Soledad / Donette Francis -- Against the rules of blackness: Hilton Als's The women and Jamaica Kincaid's My brother (or how to raise black queer kids) / Rinaldo Walcott -- Francophone Caribbean women writers: rethinking identity, sexuality, and citizenship / Odile Cazenave -- Indian nationalism and female sexuality: a Trinidadian tale / Tejaswini Niranjana -- Caribbean migrations: negotiating borders / Evelyn O'Callaghan -- Reflections on she web / Susan Dayal -- Threatening sexual (mis)behavior: homosexuality in the penal code debates in Trinidad and Tobago, 1986 / Yasmin Tambiah -- Sexual awakenings and malignant fictions of masculinity in Alfonso Cuáron's Y tu mamá también / M.S. Worrell -- Living and loving: emancipating the Caribbean queer citizen in Shani Mootoo's Cereus blooms at night / Alison Donnell -- Le jeu de qui? Sexual politics at play in the French Caribbean / Vanessa Agard-Jones -- Our imagined lives / Tracy Robinson -- New citizens, new sexualities: nineteenth-century Jamettes / Rosamond S. King -- Macocotte: an exploration of same-sex friendship in selected Caribbean novels / Antonia MacDonald-Smythe -- What is a Uma? Women performing gender and sexuality in Paramaribo, Suriname / Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley -- Colonial girl: and what would it be like / Michelle Cliff
Control code
ocn757509318
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 292 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813931326
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6t9szn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)757509318

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