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Author Katrak, Ketu H.

Title Politics of the female body : postcolonial women writers of the Third World / Ketu H. Katrak
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 291 pages)
Contents Theorizing a politics of the female body : language and resistance -- Indigenous Third World female traditions of resistance : a recuperation of herstories -- English education socializing the female body : cultural alienations within the parameters of race, class, and color -- Cultural "traditions" exiling the female body -- Motherhood demystified
Summary Is it possible to simultaneously belong to and be exiled from a community? Arguing that it is possible, the author uncovers the ways that the female body becomes a site of both oppression and resistance. She reveals common political and feminist alliances across geographic boundaries
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-277) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Commonwealth literature (English) -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Feminism and literature -- Commonwealth countries.
Feminism and literature -- Developing countries.
Human body in literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Women and literature -- Commonwealth countries.
Women and literature -- Developing countries.
Women in literature.
Women -- Commonwealth countries -- Intellectual life.
Women -- Developing countries -- Intellectual life.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813537142
0813539307 (electronic bk.)
9780813539300 (electronic bk.)