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Author Ilmonen, Kaisa,
Title Queer rebellion in the novels of Michelle Cliff : intersectionality and sexual modernity / by Kaisa Ilmonen.
Imprint Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.

Subject Cliff, Michelle -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sexual minorities in literature.
Description 1 online resource
Contents Table of Contents; Chapter One; Michelle Cliff's Works in the Context of Caribbean and US Migrant Writing; Postcolonial Studies Today; Caribbean and Feminist Contestations on Postcolonial Studies; Intersectionality and Identity as Research Concepts; Fluidities of Creole and Queer; Chapter Two; Abeng: From Male History to Female Archaeology; No Telephone to Heaven: An Inappropriate Other on Her Way Home; Free Enterprise: Towards Transnational Histories of Resistance; Chapter Three; Modern Empiricism and the Categorizations of Race and Sexuality.
The Caribbean as the Flip Side of Imperial ModernityColonial Knowledge as White Mythology in Abeng; Colonial Language versus Rebellious Speech in No Telephone to Heaven; Chapter Four; Daughters of Caliban: Hybrid Myths as Counter-Narratives; Creolizing Myths of Origins and Myths of Return; Marooning the Flora and the Fauna; Victorian Values Revisited: Gardens of Resistance in No Telephone to Heaven; Social Rituality, Gender, and the Textual Healing of a Colonized Body in Abeng; Sickness Countered by Healing Storytelling in Free Enterprise; Chapter Five.
The Colonized Mother and the Matrilineal DisplacementRemembering Grandmother and the Maternal Is/land; Beyond Biologisms: The Rise of the Feminist Daughter; Chapter Six; Lesbian Feminist Aesthetics in Abeng; Queer Telephone to Heaven; Free Enterprise: Intersections of Ethnicity and Sexuality; Chapter Seven; Bibliography.
Summary This book explores Jamaican-American author Michelle Cliff's (1946-2016) literary rebellion against the colonial, gendered and racist norms of Western Modernity. It studies the sexualized circuits of the Atlantic world, drawing on the fields of literary criticism, feminist theories, queer studies and Caribbean studies. In order to do this, the book develops the theoretical paradigm of intersectionality. It also addresses the disturbing questions concerning the sexual politics of transatlantic modernity as represented in Cliff's novels. Cliff's rebellious poetics envisions the colonial Caribbea.
ISBN 9781443893435 (electronic bk.)
1443893439 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 987772963
Additional Format Print version: 1443872822 9781443872829 (OCoLC)973379046.