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Sex and the citizen : interrogating the Caribbean / edited by Faith Smith.

Contributor(s): Smith, Faith, 1964-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.New World studies: Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (vii, 292 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813931326; 0813931320.Subject(s): Caribbean fiction -- History and criticism | Gender identity -- Caribbean Area | Identity (Psychology) -- Caribbean Area | Sex role in literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Sex and the citizen.DDC classification: 809/.897290904 LOC classification: PN849.C3 | S49 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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.
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-284) and index.

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.

Print version record.

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.

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CHOICE Review

Smith (Brandeis Univ.) has produced a fine collection of essays on Caribbean literature and culture. With a diasporic focus similar to that of Emily Allen Williams's Beyond the Canebrakes: Caribbean Women Writers in Canada (CH, Jan'09, 46-2519), the book offers an overview of literature, film, music, culture, and politics as they intersect with sex and the Caribbean body. Fans of Judith Butler will enjoy the theoretical perspective of many of the essays, the strongest of which fluidly shift from textual analysis to broader cultural criticism. Some of the essays will be useful specifically to specialists in the fields of Caribbean and/or queer studies, but the book as whole will have general appeal as an overview of or introduction to some of the key artistic and sociopolitical issues of the 21st-century Caribbean world. Although the book includes a comprehensive bibliography, individual essays do not include a list of works cited, and this may inconvenience some researchers. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. S. Batcos Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta

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<p>Faith Smith is Associate Professor in the departments of African and Afro-American Studies and English and American Literature, with appointments in the Latin American and Latino Studies and Women and Gender Studies programs at Brandeis University. She is the author of Creole Recitations: John Jacob Thomas and Colonial Formation in the Late Nineteenth-Century Caribbean (Virginia).</p>

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