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Exploring the relationship between discourses of cultural hybridity and projects for social equality, The Caribbean Postcolonial reveals a far greater diversity of political and aesthetic practices of cultural hybridity than has been generally recognized in postcolonial and cultural studies. It uncovers the logics according to which some forms of hybridity are enshrined and others disavowed in the Caribbean imagination and in the disciplinary imagination of postcolonial studies. Exploring cultural formations ranging from mestizaje and creolization to mulatto and dougla aesthetics, from literature to music, theater, Hosay, and carnival, it examines the sources of the appeal of cultural hybridity for both nationalist and postnationalist agendas. The first book-length study to offer an explicitly comparative account of cultural hybridity in the postcolonial arena, The Caribbean Postcolonial is a forceful argument for historicizing theory. It intervenes in key debates around popular agency and cultural resistance, feminism and cultural nationalism, the relations between postmodernism and postcolonialism, and the status of nationalism in an era of globalization.

About the Author

Shalini Puri is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, where she works on Caribbean and postcolonial literary and cultural studies. She is contributing editor of the interdisciplinary anthology Marginal Migrations: The Circulation of Cultures Within the Caribbean (2003).

Table of Contents

Introduction * Part I: Critique and Methodology * Theorizing Hybridity: The Post-Nationalist Moment * Theorizing Hybridity: Caribbean Nationalisms * Part II: Alternatives and Aesthetics * Manifestos of Desire: Hybridity as Forced Poetics * Beyond Resistance: Rehearsing Oppositional Agency in Derek Walcott's Pantomime * Marvelous Realism, Feminism, and Mulatto Aesthetics: Erna Brodber's Myal * East Indian/West Indian: Racial Stereotype, Hosay, and the Politics of National Space * Facing the Music: Gender, Race, and a Dougla Poetics * Works Cited

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403961822
Author:
Puri, Shalini
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Location:
New York
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indian
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
Equality
Subject:
Postcolonialism
Subject:
Hybridity
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Equality - Caribbean Area
Subject:
Postcolonialism - Caribbean Area
Subject:
History
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.708 in

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