The Cross-Dressed Caribbean

The Cross-Dressed Caribbean

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Studies of sexuality in Caribbean culture are on the rise, focusing mainly on homosexuality and homophobia or on regional manifestations of normative and nonnormative sexualities. The Cross-Dressed Caribbean extends this exploration by using the trope of transvestism not only to analyze texts and contexts from anglophone, francophone, Spanish, Dutch, and diasporic Caribbean literature and film but also to highlight reinventions of sexuality and resistance to different forms of exploitation and oppression. Contributors: Roberto del Valle AlcalAi, University of AlcalAi * Lee Easton, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning * Odile Ferly, Clark University * Kelly Hewson, Mount Royal University * Isabel Hoving, Leiden University * Wendy Knepper, Brunel University * Carine Mardorossian, University at Buffalo, SUNY * Shani Mootoo * Michael Niblett, University of Warwick * Kerstin Oloff, Durham University * Lizabeth Paravisini, Vassar College * Mayra Santos-Febres, University of Puerto Rico, RAso Piedras * Paula Sato, Kent State University * Lawrence Scott * Karina Smith, Victoria University * Roberto Strongman, University of California, Santa Barbara * Chantal Zabus, University of Paris 13For TanTan, crossdressing offersaway to reconfigure her identity inspace and time, especially inthe face of traumatic temporalities. Drawing on Judith Butlera#39;s theory of performativity, Elizabeth Freeman suggests that what makes drag show iconic and draglikeisthe ... Not only does Tan Tan associate herselfwith the spider who weavestales, butothers alsostartto tell stories thatconflate her life history withanbsp;...

Title:The Cross-Dressed Caribbean
Author: Maria Cristina Fumagalli, Bénédicte Ledent, Roberto del Valle Alcalá
Publisher:University of Virginia Press - 2014-01-13

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