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Bodies and Bones New World Studies J. Michael Dash, Editor Frank Moya Pons and Sandra Pouchet Paquet, Associate Editors Bodies and Bones Feminist Rehearsal and Imagining Caribbean Belonging Tanya L. Shields University of Virgina Press Charlottesville and London University of Virginia Press© 2014 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper First published 2014 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Shields, Tanya L., 1970– Bodies and bones : feminist rehearsal and imagining Caribbean belonging / Tanya L. Shields. pages cm. — (New World Studies) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8139-3596-6 (cloth : acid-free paper) ISBN 978-0-8139-3597-3 (pbk. : acid-free paper) ISBN 978-0-8139-3598-0 (e-book) 1. Caribbean literature—History and criticism. 2. Feminist literature —Caribbean area. 3. National characteristics, Caribbean, in literature . 4. Feminism in literature. 5. Gender identity in literature. 6. Caribbean Area—In literature. 7. Caribbean Area—In art. I. Title. PN849.C3S55 2014 809'.89729—dc23 2013041218 this book is made possible by a collaborative grant from the andrew w. mellon foundation. For Agatha E. Barker Stephens and Norbert Shields, two ancestors whose pains never limited their capacity to find joy, a bit of drama, and sweets! ...


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