Entangled Otherness

Entangled Otherness

Entangled Otherness The characters of the film cross normative boundaries in several ways. As discussed in previous chapters, sexuality was crucial to colonial constructions of race and gender and Denis's colonial revenants reveal how ...

Author: Charlotte Hammond

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781786949462

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Entangled Otherness explores the dynamics of cross-dressing and gender performance in contemporary francophone Caribbean cultures through a range of visual and textual media. Original in its comparative focus on the islands of Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe and their diasporic communities in France, this study reveals how opaque strategies of crossing, mimicry and masquerade have enabled resistance to the racialised, gendered and patriarchal classifications of bodies that characterized Enlightenment thought during the French transatlantic slave trade. It engages with archival texts of pre-revolutionary Haiti to offer a historical understanding of current constructions of Caribbean gender most influenced by French colonial legacies. The author argues that cross-dressing, as a form of ‘self-fabrication’, complicates inherently entangled colonial binaries of identity and resists France’s paternalistic gaze. The book’s multidisciplinary approach to gender analysis weaves a dialogue between cross-cultural voices garnered from textual and historical analysis, ethnographic interviews and theoretical insight to foreground the continued need to decolonize Eurocentric readings of gender identity in the francophone and creolophone islands, and the Caribbean region more generally. Works of art, film, photography, carnival, performance, and dress, including depictions of fluid identities in the binary-resistant Afro-Creole religion of Vodou, are examined using contemporary performance, gender and social theory from within the region. Entangled Otherness thus makes a unique and timely contribution to the growing body of knowledge and debate in the areas of gender, sexuality and the body in Caribbean Studies.
Categories: Social Science

Site Seeing Aesthetics

Site Seeing Aesthetics

Aesthetic imaginaries then are entangled figurations bearing out the promise of “shared realities” and what Toni Morrison calls ... of cross- border epistemic and cultural circulations” that mobilize postures of intertwined otherness.

Author: Lene M. Johannessen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004438002

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Site-Seeing Aesthetics: California Sojourns in Five Installations draws on multiple disciplines for a regional deep mapping and aesthetic analyses that in a kind of “literary chorography” read and write sites as multilayered scripts and performances.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Roland Barthes the Proust Variations

Roland Barthes  the Proust Variations

... Locating Guyane 54 Adrian May, From Bataille to Badiou: Lignes, the preservation of Radical French Thought, 1987–2017 55 Charlotte Hammond, Entangled Otherness: Cross-gender Fabrications in the Francophone Caribbean 56 Julia Waters, ...

Author: Thomas Baldwin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781789620016

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Page: 200

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This book confronts the singularity of the relationship between two exemplary writers of the last century in order to challenge and to reinvigorate our notions of what art and criticism - literary or otherwise - can do. While it takes Roland Barthes's encounters with Marcel Proust's monumental masterpiece À la recherche du temps perdu as its specific focus, the implications of its argument are far-reaching. Indeed, the book argues that Barthes's writing on Proust's work between the early 1950s and 1980 (including a substantial set of unpublished notes for a series of seminars delivered at the University of Rabat in 1969-1970) proposes not only a critical culture of Proust that is productively inconsistent, but also, more generally, a fresh understanding of criticism as a creative activity that embraces insecurity and variation as it refuses to remain fixed upon reassuringly stable themes, meanings and interpretations.
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Revisionary Narratives

Revisionary Narratives

... the preservation of Radical French Thought, 1987–2017 55 Charlotte Hammond, Entangled Otherness: Cross-gender Fabrications in the Francophone Caribbean 56 Julia Waters, The Mauritian Novel: Fictions of Belonging 57 Diana Holmes, ...

Author: Naïma Hachad

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781789624380

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Revisionary Narratives examines the historical and formal evolutions of Moroccan women’s auto/biography in the last four decades, particularly its conflation with testimony and its expansion beyond literary texts. The book analyzes life narratives in Arabic, colloquial Moroccan Darija, French, and English in the fields of prison narratives, visual arts, theater, and digital media. The various case studies highlight narrative strategies women use to relate their experiences of political violence, migration, displacement, and globalization, while engaging patriarchal and (neo)imperial norms and practices. Using a transdisciplinary interpretative lens, the analyses focus on how women authors, artists, and activists collapse the boundaries between autobiography, biography, testimony, and sociopolitical commentary to revise dominant conventions of authorship, transgress oppressive definitions of gender roles and relations, and envision change. Revisionary Narratives marks auto/biography and testimony as a specific field of inquiry within the study of women’s postcolonial cultural productions in the Moroccan and, more broadly, the Maghrebi and Middle Eastern contexts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Migration and Refuge

Migration and Refuge

... the preservation of Radical French Thought, 1987–2017 55 Charlotte Hammond, Entangled Otherness: Cross-gender Fabrications in the Francophone Caribbean 56 Julia Waters, The Mauritian Novel: Fictions of Belonging 57 Diana Holmes, ...

Author: John Patrick Walsh

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781786949561

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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An Open Access edition of this book is available on the Liverpool University Press website and through Knowledge Unlatched. Haitian writers have made profound contributions to debates about the converging paths of political and natural histories, yet their reflections on the legacies of colonialism, imperialism, and neoliberalism are often neglected in heated disputes about the future of human life on the planet. The 2010 earthquake only exacerbated this contradiction. Despite the fact that Haitian authors have long treated the connections between political violence, precariousness, and ecological degradation, in media coverage around the world, the earthquake would have suddenly exposed scandalous conditions on the ground in Haiti. This book argues that contemporary Haitian literature historicizes the political and environmental problems brought to the surface by the earthquake by building on texts of earlier generations, especially at the end of the Duvalier era and its aftermath. Informed by Haitian studies and models of postcolonial ecocriticism, the book conceives of literature as an “eco-archive,” or a body of texts that depicts ecological change over time and its impact on social and environmental justice. Focusing equally on established and less well-known authors, the book contends that the eco-archive challenges future-oriented, universalizing narratives of the Anthropocene and the global refugee crisis with portrayals of different forms and paths of migration and refuge within Haiti and around the Americas.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Making Waves

Making Waves

... in Postcolonial Francophone Culture 53 Sarah Wood and Catriona MacLeod, Locating Guyane 54 Adrian May, From Bataille to Badiou: Lignes, the preservation of Radical French Thought, 1987–2017 55 Charlotte Hammond, Entangled Otherness: ...

Author: Margaret Atack

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781789624557

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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French feminism was central to the theory and culture of Second Wave feminism as an international movement, and 1975 was a key year for the women’s movement in France. Through a critical review of the politics, activism and cultural creativity of that moment, from the perspective of both preceding and subsequent ‘waves’ of feminism, this book evaluates the legacies of 1975, and their strengths and limitations as new questions and new conjunctures have come into play. Edited and written by an international group of feminist scholars, it offers both a critical re-evaluation of a vital moment in women’s cultural history, and a new analysis of the relationship between second wave agendas and contemporary feminist politics and culture.
Categories: Social Science

Our Civilizing Mission

Our Civilizing Mission

... the preservation of Radical French Thought, 1987–2017 55 Charlotte Hammond, Entangled Otherness: Cross-gender Fabrications in the Francophone Caribbean 56 Julia Waters, The Mauritian Novel: Fictions of Belonging 57 Diana Holmes, ...

Author: Nicholas Harrison

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781786949684

Category: Education

Page: 368

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An Open Access edition of this book is available on the Liverpool University Press website and through Knowledge Unlatched. Our Civilizing Mission is at once an exploration of colonial education and a response to current anxieties about the historical and conceptual foundations of the ‘humanities’. On the one hand, it treats colonial education as a facet of colonialism. It draws on a rich body of work by ‘colonized’ writers – starting with Edward Said, then focusing on Algeria – that attests to the suffering inflicted by colonialism, to the shortcomings of colonial education, and to the often painful mismatch between the world of the colonial school and students’ home cultures. On the other hand, it asks what can be learned by treating colonial education not just as an example of colonialism but as a provocative, uncomfortable example of education, and its powers of transformation.
Categories: Education

France in Flux

France in Flux

... the preservation of Radical French Thought, 1987–2017 55 Charlotte Hammond, Entangled Otherness: Cross-gender Fabrications in the Francophone Caribbean 56 Julia Waters, The Mauritian Novel: Fictions of Belonging 57 Diana Holmes, ...

Author: Ari J. Blatt

Publisher: Contemporary French and Franco

ISBN: 9781786941787

Category: History

Page: 221

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The changing look and feel of metropolitan France has been a notable preoccupation of French culture since the 1980s. This collection of essays explores concern with space across a range of media, from recent cinema, documentary filmmaking and photographic projects to television drama and contemporary fiction, and examines what it reveals about the fluctuating state of the nation in a post-colonial and post-industrial age.
Categories: History

Middlebrow Matters

Middlebrow Matters

... of Radical French Thought, 1987–2017 55 Charlotte Hammond, Entangled Otherness: Cross-gender Fabrications in the Francophone Caribbean 56 Julia Waters, The Francophone Mauritian Novel: Fictions of Belonging 1 See Macdonald (2011).

Author: Diana Holmes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781786941565

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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This is the first book to study the middlebrow novel in France. It asks what middlebrow means, and applies the term positively to explore the 'poetics' of the types of novel that have attracted 'ordinary' fiction readers - in their majority female - since the end of the 19th century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Atmospheres of Violence

Atmospheres of Violence

Entangled Otherness: Cross-Gender Fabrications in the Francophone Caribbean. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019. Handler, Philip. “Excessive Anonymity.” Science 172, no. 3982 (1971): 425–27. Hanhardt, Christina B. “'Dead ...

Author: Eric A. Stanley

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478021520

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Advances in LGBTQ rights in the recent past—marriage equality, the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and the expansion of hate crimes legislation—have been accompanied by a rise in attacks against trans, queer and/or gender-nonconforming people of color. In Atmospheres of Violence, theorist and organizer Eric A. Stanley shows how this seeming contradiction reveals the central role of racialized and gendered violence in the United States. Rather than suggesting that such violence is evidence of individual phobias, Stanley shows how it is a structuring antagonism in our social world. Drawing on an archive of suicide notes, AIDS activist histories, surveillance tapes, and prison interviews, they offer a theory of anti-trans/queer violence in which inclusion and recognition are forms of harm rather than remedies to it. In calling for trans/queer organizing and worldmaking beyond these forms, Stanley points to abolitionist ways of life that might offer livable futures.
Categories: Social Science