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Dangerous creole liaisons : sexuality and nationalism in French Caribbean discourses from 1806 to 1897, Jacqueline Couti

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Dangerous creole liaisons : sexuality and nationalism in French Caribbean discourses from 1806 to 1897
Title
Dangerous creole liaisons
Title remainder
sexuality and nationalism in French Caribbean discourses from 1806 to 1897
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Couti
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Dangerous Creole Liaisons explores a French Caribbean context to broaden discussions of sexuality, nation building, and colonialism in the Americas. Couti examines how white Creoles perceived their contributions to French nationalism through the course of the nineteenth century as they portrayed sexualized female bodies and sexual and racial difference to advance their political ideologies. Questioning their exhilarating exoticism and titillating eroticism underscores the ambiguous celebration of the Creole woman as both seductress and an object of lust. She embodies the Caribbean as a space of desire and a political site of contest that reflects colonial, slave and post-slave societies. The under-researched white Creole writers and non-Caribbean authors (such as Lafcadio Hearn) who traveled to and wrote about these islands offer an intriguing gendering and sexualization of colonial and nationalist discourses. Their use of the floating motif of the female body as the nation exposes a cultural cross-pollination, an intense dialogue of political identity between continental France and her Caribbean colonies. Couti suggests that this cross-pollination still persists. Eventually, representations of Creole women's bodies (white and black) bring two competing conceptions of nationalism into play: a local, bounded, French nationalism against a transatlantic and more fluid nationalism that included the Antilles in a 'greater France.'
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YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Couti, Jacqueline
Dewey number
972.9
Index
index present
LC call number
F2181
LC item number
.C68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caribbean literature (French Creole)
  • Sex
  • Nationalism
  • France
  • Caribbean literature (French Creole)
  • French colonies
  • Nationalism
  • Sex
  • Caribbean Area
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Dangerous creole liaisons : sexuality and nationalism in French Caribbean discourses from 1806 to 1897, Jacqueline Couti
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-270) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 276 pages
Isbn
9781781383018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930829259
  • (OCoLC)ocn930829259
Label
Dangerous creole liaisons : sexuality and nationalism in French Caribbean discourses from 1806 to 1897, Jacqueline Couti
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 276 pages
Isbn
9781781383018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930829259
  • (OCoLC)ocn930829259

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