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Published: 01 December 2021

352 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781800859944

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Sex, Sea, and Self

Sexuality and Nationalism in French Caribbean Discourses, 1924-1948

Jacqueline Couti

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • Exciting new perspective on how the migration of people and ideas has created a discursive crosspollination of national imaginaries of metropolitan France and the French Caribbean that dialogue with and feed off of each other
  • Uses non-canonical sources in French Caribbean literature to interrogate gendered and racialized epistemologies of knowledge through literary archeology and an anthropology of literature
  • Fosters a novel understanding of the interconnected matrices of nation, gender, sexuality, race, and class in Caribbean literature
  • Makes cutting-edge theoretical studies of Caribbean literature available to a broad scholarly audience
  • Looks beyond the Negritude movement to explore how notions of Blackness in the French Caribbean remain entangled with French Creole and French continental principles of whiteness

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