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The Resource Rites of passage in postcolonial women's writing, edited by Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo & Gina Wisker

Rites of passage in postcolonial women's writing, edited by Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo & Gina Wisker

Label
Rites of passage in postcolonial women's writing
Title
Rites of passage in postcolonial women's writing
Statement of responsibility
edited by Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo & Gina Wisker
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This volume brings a variety of new approaches and contexts to modem and contemporary women's writing. Contributors include both new and well-established scholars from Europe, Australia, the USA , and the Caribbean. Their essays draw on, adapt, and challenge anthropological perspectives on rites of passage derived from the work of Arnold van Gennep and Victor Turner. Collectively, the essays suggest that women's writing and women's experiences from diverse cultures go beyond any straightforward notion of a threefold structure of separation, transition, and incorporation. Some essays include discussion of traditional rites of passage such as birth, motherhood, marriage, death, and bereavement; others are interested in exploring less traditional, more fluid, and/or problematic rites such as abortion, living with HI V/AIDS, and coming into political consciousness. Contributors seek ways of linking writing on rites of passage to feminist, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic theories which foreground margins, borders, and the outsider. --
  • The three opening essays explore the work of the Zimbabwean writer Yvonne Vera, whose groundbreaking work explored taboo subjects such as infanticide and incest. A wide range of other essays focus on writers from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe. including Jean Rhys, Bharati Mukherjee, Arundhati Roy, Jean Arasanayagam, Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, and Eva Sallis. --
  • Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women's Writing will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of postcolonial and modern and contemporary women's writing, and to students on literature and women's studies courses who want to study women's writing from a cross-cultural perspective and from different theoretical positions. --
  • Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo is Head of Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University. Her research focus is on African literature (particularly Zimbabwean), contemporary women's writing, and postcolonial cinemas. --
  • Gina Wisker is Professor of Higher Education and Contemporary Literature at the University of Brighton, where she teaches literature, is the head of the centre for learning and teaching, and pursues her research interests in postcolonial women's writing. --Book Jacket
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INU
Dewey number
809.89287
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN98.W64
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
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  • Dodgson-Katiyo, Pauline
  • Wisker, Gina
Series statement
Cross/cultures,
Series volume
123
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Postcolonialism in literature
Label
Rites of passage in postcolonial women's writing, edited by Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo & Gina Wisker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
631215013
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 307 pages
Isbn
9789042029354
Isbn Type
(geb.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)631215013
Label
Rites of passage in postcolonial women's writing, edited by Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo & Gina Wisker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
631215013
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 307 pages
Isbn
9789042029354
Isbn Type
(geb.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)631215013

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