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The Politics of the Female Body : Postcolonial Women Writers

Author: Ketu H Katrak
Publisher: Piscataway, N.J. ; London : Rutgers University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Through her careful analysis of postcolonial literary texts, Katrak uncovers the ways that the female body becomes a site of both oppression and resistance. She examines writers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ketu H Katrak
ISBN: 1280947071 9781280947070 9786610947072 6610947074 0813539307 9780813539300
OCLC Number: 1173965045
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (326 pages)
Contents: Preface: Bodies of Imagination in Postcolonial Cultures; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Theorizing a Politics of the Female Body: Language and Resistance; Chapter 2: Indigenous Third World Female Traditions of Resistance: A Recuperation of Herstories; Chapter 3: English Education Socializing the Female Body: Cultural Alienations within the Parameters of Race, Class, and Color; Chapter 4: Cultural "Traditions" Exiling the Female Body; Chapter 5: Motherhood Demystified; Conclusion; Notes; Index; About the Author
Responsibility: Ketu H. Katrak.

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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. Through her careful analysis of postcolonial literary texts, Katrak uncovers the ways that the female body becomes a site of both oppression and resistance. She examines writers working in the English language, including Anita Desai from India, Ama Ata Aidoo from Ghana, and Merle Hodge from Trinidad, among others. The writers share colonial historie.

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