What Women Lose: Exile and the Construction of Imaginary Homelands in Novels by Caribbean Writers

Author:   Maria Cristina Rodriguez ,  Michael G. Paulson ,  Tamara Alvarez-Detrell
Publisher:   Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Edition:   illustrated edition
Volume:   6
ISBN:  

9780820456751


Pages:   200
Publication Date:   29 March 2005
Format:   Paperback
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What Women Lose: Exile and the Construction of Imaginary Homelands in Novels by Caribbean Writers


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This book examines novels by women from the anglophone, francophone, and hispanophone Caribbean that focus on marginalized female characters who migrate to metropolitan centers. The novels studied require cultural, historical, sociological, anthropological, and geographic readings to fully explore the complexity of the characters as they confront the varied and changing challenges, hardships, and pleasures of the diaspora. The critical approach focuses on the characters' attempts to hold on to acceptable realities by assuming the appropriate interpersonal, social, and cultural masks that allow them to find a sense of significance in their interior, domestic, and community lives.

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Author:   Maria Cristina Rodriguez ,  Michael G. Paulson ,  Tamara Alvarez-Detrell
Publisher:   Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Imprint:   Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Edition:   illustrated edition
Volume:   6
Weight:   0.310kg
ISBN:  

9780820456751


ISBN 10:   0820456756
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   29 March 2005
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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This manuscript offers fascinating and vivid details about Caribbean migrant women's writing. The main characters come from Spanish-, and English-speaking home-lands. Maria Cristina Rodriguez has analyzed a considerable amount of novels that focus on the energy and expectations involved in these personal and professional enterprises. She especially addresses the tensions between key issues such as the adaptation to the global cities and the memories from the Caribbean in past and present. This is certainly one of the broadest presentations of literature by Caribbean women who write about migrating from the Caribbean to the United States, Canada, and Europe. The author gives a vivid picture of the diversity of cultural encounters from the perspective of these female citizens in the effort to improve their professional and personal lifestyles.


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The Author: Maria Cristina Rodriguez obtained her Ph.D. in comparative literature at the Graduate Center/City University of New York and teaches at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus. She is co-editor of Sargasso, a journal of Caribbean studies, and film critic for the weekly newspaper Claridad. She has published widely in scholarly journals on Caribbean women's writings, ideology in film, and migration and diaspora narratives.

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