Bodies and Bones: Feminist Rehearsal and Imagining Caribbean Belonging (New World Studies)

By: Shields, Tanya L.

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In "Bodies and Bones, " Tanya Shields argues that a repeated engagement with the Caribbean's iconic and historic touchstones offers a new sense of (inter)national belonging that brings an alternative and dynamic vision to the gendered legacy of brutality against black bodies, flesh, and bone. Using a distinctive methodology she calls "feminist rehearsal" to chart the Caribbean's multiple and contradictory accounts of historical events, the author highlights the gendered and emergent connections between art, history, and belonging.

By drawing on a significant range of genres--novels, short stories, poetry, plays, public statuary, and painting--Shields proposes innovative interpretations of the work of Grace Nichols, Pauline Melville, Fred D'Aguiar, Alejo Carpentier, Edwidge Danticat, Aime Cesaire, Marie-Helene Cauvin, and Rose Marie Desruisseau. She shows how empathetic alliances can challenge both hierarchical institutions and regressive nationalisms and facilitate more democratic interaction.

Title: Bodies and Bones: Feminist Rehearsal and Imagining Caribbean Belonging (New World Studies)

Author Name: Shields, Tanya L.

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Publisher: University of Virginia Press:

ISBN Number: 0813935970

ISBN Number 13: 9780813935973

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