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Contents Acknowledgments vii Introduction: Dis-Embodied Subjects Writing Fire 1 1 Captive Flesh No More: Saartjie Baartman, Quintessential Migratory Subject 20 2 “Crimes against the Flesh”: Politics and Poetics of the Black Female Body 39 3 Framing Violence: Resistance, Redemption, and Recuperative Strategies in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem 68 4 Mothering the Nation: Women’s Bodies as Nationalist Trope in Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory 96 5 Performing the Body: Transgressive Doubles, Fatness and Blackness 127 6 Bodies and DisEase: Finding AlterNative Cure, Assuming AlterNative Identity 159 Notes 193 Bibliography 211 Index 227 This page intentionally left blank ...

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ISBN
9780813048871
Related ISBN
9780813049823
MARC Record
OCLC
879948953
Pages
248
Launched on MUSE
2014-07-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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