Women's Identities and Bodies in Colonial and Postcolonial History and Literature

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Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz (ed.), Women's Identities and Bodies in Colonial and Postcolonial History and Literature.
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle-upon Tyne, 2012.
ISBN 978-1-4438-3627-2, 171 pages.

womensbodiesPreface: Women’s Bodies, Identities and the (Post)colonial and the Burgeoning of Cultural Studies in Spain - David Walton

Introduction: Re-writing our Identities and Bodies Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz

Chapter One Bodies Revisited? Representations of the Embodied Self in Janet Frame’s and Lauris Edmond’s Autobiographies Valerie Baisnée

Chapter Two “All my Weapons within me:” Bodily Archives in the Caribbean Diaspora Manuela Coppola

Chapter Three Restoring the Real: Rememorying the Maternal Body and Recovery in Toni Morrison’s Sula and Beloved Wang Lei

Chapter Four The Taming of the Creole: The (Little) Death of Otherness in Wide Sargasso Sea Mariacristina Natalia Bertoli

Chapter Five Challenging the Tragic Mulatto Stereotype in Three Nineteenth Century African-American Texts Silvia Castro Borrego

Chapter Six Remapping the Racialized Body in Bharati Mukherjee’s A Wife’s Story Stefanovici Smaranda

Chapter Seven Shaping Female Identities and Bodies: The National Vigilance Association and the Social Purity Movement Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz

Chapter Eight From Public Body to Corpse: The Appropriation of the Female Body in Barker’s Blow your House Down and Atkinson’s One Good Turn Beatriz Domínguez García