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Published: 28 July 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393061-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9306-1
... five Transforming Sugar, Transitioning Revolution Male Womanhood and Lesbian Eroticism in Michelle Cliff ’s No Telephone to Heaven Transgendered individuals (especially men to women) maintain a very low public profile due to the overwhelmingly negative attitudes toward...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374534-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... This chapter is a study of Michelle Cliff’s Clare Savage novels as an attempt to initiate a new time for the Jamaican people who inhabit a place that has been deformed by the temporal calculations and technologies of colonial sugar capital and postcolonial tourist capital. Cliff suggests that...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... Michelle Cliff’s Clare Savage novels as an attempt to initiate a new time for the Jamaican people who inhabit a place that has been deformed by the temporal calculations and technologies of colonial sugar capital and postcolonial tourist capital. Cliff suggests that the revival of precolonial history and...
Published: 05 June 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394563-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9456-3
.... Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1977. Boucicault, Dion. The Octoroon; The Longman Anthology of American Drama. Edited by Lee Jacobus. New York: Longman, 1982. Bourdieu, Pierre. Photography: A Middle- brow Art. Translated by Shaun Whiteside. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990. Braud...
Published: 05 June 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394563-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9456-3
..., homogeneous. 30. Before this date, the written history of family photograph albums some- times appeared in the family Bible, its companion piece. 31. Charles L. Blockson, with Ron Fry, Black Genealogy (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice- Hall, 1977), 13. 32. Many writers and religious leaders...
Published: 10 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373384-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7338-4
... writings such as the testimonials and memoirs of Rigoberta Menchú and the fiction of Michelle Cliff. As Khader demonstrates, much like Žižek, Menchú and Cliff maintain that it is only by insisting on the concrete universality of the Rancièrean “part of no part” that a space can be cleared for the...
Published: 05 May 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389149-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8914-9
... three writers with diverse and fraught relationships with the dominant American so- cial and political American imaginaries because of their explicit ambiva- lence about participating in America’s main, commercially controlled lit- erary culture—Michelle Cliff, a diasporic Jamaican, Sherman Alexie...
Book Chapter

By Russell Sbriglia
... universality” of the excluded communities of the global capitalist system nonetheless offers a productive theoretical framework for understanding the internationalist trajectory of postcolonial feminist writings such as the testimonials and memoirs of Rigoberta Menchú and the fiction of Michelle Cliff. As...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398578-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9857-8
... and cultural transformations reinforce each other. Let us now compare the Andes with the Caribbean and with the Mexican-U.S. border by bringing into the discussion aJamaican writer, Michelle Cliff, and a Mexican American author, Gloria Anzaldua.4 Cliff, who underlines the differences...
Published: 28 July 2010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9306-1
... Faubert has greeted my work on his grandmother Ida with such luminous kindness and enthusiasm that I certainly cannot thank him enough here. His ongoing willingness to share photos, information, and encouragement has been an incredible, golden gift. Michelle Cliff and Dionne Brand remain generous...
Published: 28 July 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393061-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9306-1
..., “Women Who Love Women in Curaçao,” 82. 7. Quoted ibid., 82. .ake8 thisI t phrase from Michelle Cliff ’s poem, also entitled “Love in the Third World,” in The Land of Look Behind, 77–79. .his9 definitionT of theorizing is taken from standard English dictionary definitions of...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397236-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9723-6
..., and Ihechukwu Madubuike. Toward the De• colonization of African Literature. Vol. 1. Washington, D.C.: Howard Univer• sity Press, 1983. Cixous, Helene, and Catherine Clement. The Newly Born Woman. Trans. Betsy Wing. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1986. Cliff, Michelle...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397236-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9723-6
... I09 "Brazil" and Michelle Cliff's No Telephone to Heaven, which I pose as "responses" of sorts to the revolutionary paradigms of Lamming and other male Caribbean writers. Rapists and Comrades: Caliban, Miranda, and the Language of Resistance Laura Donaldson notes that while the...
Book Chapter

By Belinda Edmondson
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397236-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9723-6
..., "Daffodils," is clearly a trope of Englishness in Carib• bean narrative. It appears variously in the work of Jean Rhys ("The Day They Burned the Books Jamaica Kincaid (Lucy), Michelle Cliff (Abeng), and V. S. Naipaul (Miguel Street), as Veronica Gregg has noted; see Veronica Gregg, Jean...
Published: 28 July 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393061-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9306-1
... and silence. —Jacques Roumain, Gouverneurs de la rosée I want to show homosexuality or lesbianism or gayness, whatever you want to call it, as a whole identity, not just a sexual preference. . . . What would it mean for a woman to love another woman in the Caribbean? —Michelle Cliff in...
Published: 01 January 1998
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9723-6
... readings of recent novels authored by migrant women from the Caribbean who currently live in the United States - Michelle Cliff, Paule Marshall, and Jamaica Kin• caid. At the time of these readings-the late 1980s/eady 1990s-the literary criticism of these works tended to discuss them in terms of...
Published: 05 May 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389149-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8914-9
... BIBLIOGRAPHY Agamben, G. 1998. Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life, trans. D. Heller- Roazen. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Aguiar, M. 2001. ‘‘Decolonizing the Tongue: Reading Speech and Aphasia in the Work of Michelle Cliff Literature and...
Published: 04 October 2006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8827-2
... very careful read- ings and insightful suggestions. Susanna Barrows, Alison Bashford, Chantal Bertrand-Jennings, Ritu Birla, Julia Clancy-Smith, JP Daughton,Tina Freris, David Higgs, Linda Hutcheon, Jennifer Jenkins, Lawrence Jennings, Michael Lambek, Michelle Murphy, John Noyes, Cliff Rosenberg...
Published: 01 January 1998
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9723-6
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397045-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9704-5
...: Morality Play." Mass-Mediated Culture. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1977. 44-89. Schickel, Richard. The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney. Rev. ed. London: Pavilion/MichaelJoseph, 1986. Smoodin, Eric. Animating Culture: Hollywood Cartoons in the Sound...