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Romance With Voluptuousness : Caribbean Women and Thick Bodies in the United States - (Hardcover)

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Offering a unique vantage point from which to view black women’s body image and Caribbean migration, Romance with Voluptuousness illuminates how first- and second-generation immigrant black Caribbean women engage with a thick body aesthetic while living in the United States.
               Using personal accounts, Romance with Voluptuousness examines the ways in which black women with heritage in the English-speaking Caribbean participate in, perpetuate, and struggle with the ****** beauty standard of the black Caribbean while living in the hegemony of thinness cultivated in the United States. It highlights how black Caribbean women negotiate issues of body image deriving from both Caribbean and American pressures to maintain a particular body shape and contend with discourses and practices surrounding the body that aim to marginalize and exclude them from economic, social, and political spaces. By focusing on diasporic Caribbean women’s “romance” with voluptuousness, Kamille Gentles-Peart explores the transnational flow of beauty ideals and examines how ideas about beauty in the Caribbean diaspora help to shape the experiences of Caribbean black women in the United States.

Number of Pages: 196
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Expanding Frontiers
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
Author: Kamille Gentles-peart
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2016
TCIN: 51624591
UPC: 9780803290808
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-7336
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