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Dangerous Creole Liaisons

Jacqueline Couti

Abstract

Dangerous Creole Liaisons explores a French Caribbean context to broaden discussions of sexuality, nation building, and colonialism in the Americas. In so doing, this book offers a glimpse of the literary and political scene in Martinique and Guadeloupe in the nineteenth century. This study examines how white Creoles perceived their contributions to French nationalism in their writings 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 cel ... More

Keywords: Creole, sexuality, nationalism, Martinique, race, gender, colonialism, nineteenth-century, French Caribbean, Gothic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781781383018
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781383018.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacqueline Couti, author
University of Kentucky