Caribbean Women and Their Art: An Encyclopedia

Author:   Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield
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9781538117194


Pages:   218
Publication Date:   04 November 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Overlooked in the history of artistic endeavors are the contributions of female writers, painters, and crafters of the Caribbean. The creative works by women from the Caribbean proves to be as remarkable as the women themselves. In Caribbean Women and Their Art: An Encyclopedia, Mary Ellen Snodgrass explores the rich history of women's creative expression by examining the crafts and skill of over 70 female originators in the West Indies, from the familiar islands-Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico-to the obscurity of Roatan, Curacao, Guanaja, and Indian Key. Focusing particularly on artistic style during the arrival of Europeans among the West Indies, the importance of cultural exchange, and the preservation of history, this book captures a wide variety of artistic accomplishment, including Folk music, acting, and dance Herbalism and food writing Sculpture, pottery, and adobe construction Travel writing, translations, and storytelling Individual talents highlighted in this volume include dancer Katherine Dunham, storyteller Louise Bennett-Coverley, paleontologist Sue Hendrickson, dramatist Maryse Conde, herbalist and memoirist Mary Jane Seacole, ballerina and choreographer Alicia Alonso, and athor Elsie Clews Parsons. Each entry includes a comprehensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources, as well as further readings on the female artists and their respective crafts. This text also defines and provides examples of technical terms such as ramada, slip, hematite, patois, and mola. With its informative entries and extensive examinations of artistic talent, Caribbean Women and Their Art: An Encyclopedia is a valuable resource for students, scholars, and anyone interested in learning about some of the most influential and talented women in the arts.

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Author:   Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield
Imprint:   Rowman & Littlefield
Dimensions:   Width: 18.60cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 25.10cm
Weight:   0.685kg
ISBN:  

9781538117194


ISBN 10:   1538117193
Pages:   218
Publication Date:   04 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Mary Ellen Snodgrass is the author of several award-winning reference volumes, including Encyclopedia of Utopian Literature (1995), Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature (2006), and Encyclopedia of the Underground Railroad (2007). She is also the author of The Encyclopedia of World Ballet (2015), The Encyclopedia of World Folk Dance (2016), American Colonial Women and Their Art: A Chronological Encyclopedia (2017), and Frontier Women and Their Art: A Chronological Encyclopedia (2018), all published by Rowman & Littlefield.

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