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Indo-caribbean Feminist Thought : Genealogies, Theories, Enactments (Hardcover)

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Bringing together three generations of scholars, thinkers and activists, this book is the first to trace a genealogy of the specific contributions Indo-Caribbean women have made to Caribbean feminist epistemology and knowledge production. Challenging the centrality of India in considerations of the forms that Indo-Caribbean feminist thought and praxis have taken, the authors turn instead to the terrain of gender negotiations among Caribbean men and women within and across racial, class, religious, and political affiliations.  Addressing the specific conditions which emerged within the region and highlighting the cross-racial solidarities and the challenges to narratives of purity that have been constitutive of Indo-Caribbean feminist thought, this collection connects to the broader indentureship diaspora and what can be considered post-indentureship feminist thought. Through examinations of literature, activism, art, biography, scholarship and public sphere practices, the collection highlights the complexity and richness of Indo-Caribbean engagements with feminism and social justice. 

Genre: Literary Criticism, Social Science
Series Title: New Caribbean Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: November 30, 2016
TCIN: 51702917
UPC: 9781137570796
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-1672

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