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Women on the verge of home

Author: Bilinda Straight
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the idea of "home." Using feminist scholarship and ethnographically grounded readings of historical, literary, and cultural texts, contributors interrogate the comfortable and stable contours of home and ask what it means to women in different social, class, sexual, ethnic, and racial contexts in different times and places. Giving voice to diverse women's understandings of home, the book includes  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bilinda Straight
ISBN: 0791463532 9780791463536 0791463540 9780791463543
OCLC Number: 54694671
Description: xiii, 189 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Ruth Behar --
Introduction : Women on the verge of home / Bilinda Straight --
Still life / Kathleen Stewart --
A long way from home : slavery, travel, and imperial geography in The history of Mary Prince / Elizabeth A. Bohls --
My Shafiqa : concerning the travels and transgressions of a Southern Egyptian woman / Kathering E. Zirbel --
Cold hearths : the losses of home in an Appalachian woman's life history / Bilinda Straight --
Liminal space and liminal time : a woman's narrative of a year abroad, 1938-1939 / Caroline B. Brettell --
Desire, migration, and attachment to place : narratives of rural French women / Deborah Reed-Danahay --
Foreign spirits inside the family : vodu home on the ex-slave coast / Judy Rosenthal --
Concepts of home / Gina Ulysse.
Responsibility: edited by Bilinda Straight with a foreword by Ruth Behar.

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"This book explores the idea of "home." Using feminist scholarship and ethnographically grounded readings of historical, literary, and cultural texts, contributors interrogate the comfortable and stable contours of home and ask what it means to women in different social, class, sexual, ethnic, and racial contexts in different times and places. Giving voice to diverse women's understandings of home, the book includes stories of elite white U.S. and Canadian women, rural poor and peasant white women in the United States and France, a British Caribbean freed slave woman, and others."--Jacket.

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