The Politics of the Female Body: Postcolonial Women Writers
Rutgers University Press, 15 févr. 2006 - 328 pages
Is it possible to simultaneously belong to and be exiled from a community? In Politics of the Female Body, Ketu H. Katrak argues that it is not only possible, but common, especially for women who have been subjects of colonial empires.
Bringing together a rich selection of primary texts, Katrak examines published novels, poems, stories, and essays, as well as activist materials, oral histories, and pamphlets—forms that push against the boundaries of what is considered strictly literary. In these varied materials, she reveals common political and feminist alliances across geographic boundaries.
A unique comparative look at women’s literary work and its relationship to the body in third world societies, this text will be of interest to literary scholars and to those working in the fields of postcolonial studies and women’s studies.
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Many insights here, but unfortunately its theme-based approach covering women writers from former British colonies in the Caribbean, Africa, and especially India will quickly overwhelm any reader not ... Consulter l'avis complet
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