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Sex, Sea, and Self – Sexuality and Nationalism in French Caribbean Discourses, 1924-1948 - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Sex, Sea, and Self: Sexuality and Nationalism in French Caribbean Discourses, 1924-1948

Jacqueline Couti


Sex, Sea, and Self excavates forgotten voices and their layered discourses to underscore the complexity of identity politics in the French Caribbean between 1924 and 1948. This study looks at a time of chaotic transition and renewed conflict to transform our understanding of Francophone literary canons. An emphasis on women’s experiences and feminine authorship, for instance, insists on the significance of theoretical contributions by French Antillean women intellectuals to the domain of Caribbean critical theory. However, this study also offers original approaches to works by male authors of ... More

Keywords: Caribbean critical theory, French Caribbean literature, Black thought, Black feminism, Sexuality, Nationalism, Exoticism, Selfhood, Race, Gender, Social Class

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781800859944
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800859944.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacqueline Couti, author
Rice University

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Part I She Says: Nascent Black French Feminist Thought and the Theorization of “New” Epistemologies of Self

Part II He Says: Black Male Recolonization of Space in the Tropics

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