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Left Coast Press, Aug 15, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 316 pages
Guyana Diaries narrates the life histories of members of the Red Thread Development Corporation, a group of women activists in the Caribbean. Kimberly Nettles, an African American researcher, explores the impact of their work on these women's lives and, in the process, discovers differences of class and nation that overshadow the gender and race she shares with her subjects. Blending feminist ethnography, critical autobiography, and literary narratives, Nettles examines both the collective and her own experiences in studying its members, producing an illuminating, evocative work of self and other. It should be of interest to those in race and ethnic studies, gender studies, Caribbean studies, development studies, and qualitative research.

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Kimberly D. Nettles is an assistant professor in Women & Gender Studies at the University of California, Davis. She received the PhD in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also held a Carolina Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Nettles is the author of several articles on women activists in Guyana and feminist pedagogy. Her current research engages the ideas of food, race, and identity within the context of historic and contemporary black American culture and politics.

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