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Bodies and Bones: Feminist Rehearsal and Imagining Caribbean Belonging

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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, Aim C saire, Marie-H l ne Cauvin, and Rose Marie Desruisseau. She shows how empathetic alliances can challenge both hierarchical institutions and regressive nationalisms and facilitate more democratic interaction.


ISBN-13: 9780813935973

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

Publication Date: 06-02-2014

Pages: 248

Product Dimensions: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.70d

Series: New World Studies

Tanya L. Shields is Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.