Cultural Migrations and Gendered Subjects: Colonial and Postcolonial Representations of the Female Body

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The volume is addressed to a wide readership, both scholarly and those interested in investigating the dynamics of the social and cultural conceptualizations of our multicultural and multiethnic contemporary societies, marked by the intercultural exchanges of migratory subjects from a gender perspective.


Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2011, 160 pages.

ISBN: 978-1-4438-2646-4
Editors: Mara Isabel Romero Ruiz and Silvia Pilar Castro Borrego

Silvia Pilar Castro Borrego is Lecturer of English and North American Literature and Culture at the University of Málaga, Spain. In 1997 she presented her PhD dissertation at the Universities of Washington, USA, and Granada, Spain, entitled "History, Memory, Recovery and Representation in contemporary Fiction by African American Women Writers." She was Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington during the academic year 1995-96 and Lecturer at the JFK Institute in Berlin, Germany, in the summer of 2003. She has co-edited the volume Identity, Migration and Women's Bodies as Sites of Knowledge and Transgression, published by KRK Editions in 2009, an interdisciplinary study of Migration and Diaspora from a postcolonial and gender perspective.

Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz is Lecturer in Social History and Cultural Studies at the University of Málaga, Spain. She graduated in English from the University of Málaga in 1990. She obtained her Master's Degree in Culture and Social Change from the University of Southampton, UK, in March 1992 and her doctorate from the University of anada, Spain, in 2002. She has published articles and chapters of books on women's social history and focusing on fallen women, child abuse and prostitution in Victorian England. She has co-edited a volume on .rnen's bodies and migration in history and literature entitled Migration and Women's Bodies as Sites of Knowledge and Transgression, published by KRK.