Daughters of Caliban: Caribbean Women in the Twentieth Century

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Consuelo López Springfield
Indiana University Press, 1997 - Social Science - 316 pages
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"... provides a Caribbean feminist perspective, seldom heard, which combines scholastic knowledge with personal experiences and can certainly stimulate further research..." --Feminist Collections

"Scholars concerned with questions of identity, autonomy, the future as well as the past in the Caribbean will be significantly informed by the essays included.... a collection sure to generate discussion on a wide variety of important topics." --H-Net Book Review

"This exciting volume has more focus and wider scope than previous similar collections and is of considerable worth both for generalists and specialists." --Choice

"This is a compelling anthology of essays by 13 feminist scholars in a variety of disciplines who expertly analyze varied forces of Caribbean women's complex lives.... The volume makes an important contribution to both Caribbean studies and feminist theory, and it would be a very useful resource for Women's Studies courses with an international focus. Recommended for all libraries." --MultiCultural Review

Feminist scholars in anthropology, sociology, law, health sciences, literature, and cultural studies focus on issues of direct importance to Caribbean women: interregional immigrant female labor, the interplay of race and gender in the construction of national cultures, the impact of developmental policies on women's lives, and women's roles in providing cultural continuity in exile communities.

 

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This is not a good introduction into Caribbean studies. If I read this as part of a class, or after studying the region, I'm sure I'd find the insights invaluable. As it was, I felt adrift in a sea of ... Read full review

Contents

Daughter of Caro
112
Womens Health Traditions in Rural Jamaica
143
The Commonwealth Caribbean
171
Gendered Laws in Jamaica
215
ReConsidering Cuban Women in a Time of Troubles
229
Salsa Music Female Narratives
259
Contributors
307
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About the author (1997)

Consuelo López Springfield is an Assistant Dean in the College of Letters and Science at the University of Madison–Wisconsin, where she teaches women's studies. She has published widely in Caribbean studies.

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