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Published: 01 January 2019

272 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781786941480

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Entangled Otherness

Cross-gender Fabrications in the Francophone Caribbean

Charlotte Hammond

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • This monograph will constitute the first ever full-length study to offer a historical approach to gender analysis in the Francophone Caribbean through an examination of dress and the body in archival texts during slavery and their contemporary configurations in artistic works
  • This book offers renewed insight into constructions of masculinities in the Francophone Caribbean, an area which has invited increasing academic enquiry over the past decade
  • The manner in which the book encompasses Haiti and the d√©partements d'outre-mer, Martinique and Guadeloupe, and their shifting and often conflicted relationship with metropolitan France, provides a welcome analysis of both the commonalities and differences between these former French colonies that tend to be studied separately
  • This book responds to an urgent need for scholarly work on the agency of Caribbean sexual and gender variant minorities that takes into account the role of African-based spiritual traditions such as Vodou
  • The book offers a unique perspective on the function of cross-dressing and dress, which remains an under-researched area, in order to consider its uses more broadly as a form of anti-colonial resistance
  • The book provides much-needed scholarship on the white female gaze and the positionality of the white woman in the Caribbean