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Category: Cultural Studies|
The author of the book: David A. B. Murray
Edition: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Date of issue: 05 Jul 2002
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 762 KB
City - Country: New York, United States
Full description of the book Opacity : Gender, Sexuality, Race and the Problem of Identity in Martinique:In contemporary Martinique, performances of a particular racialized, heterosexualized masculinity prevail in both daily life and state-funded cultural programming. The centrality of these performances must be analyzed in relation to Martinique s status as an Overseas Department of France and the fraught political, economic, and social effects engendered through this relationship. Contextualized in this particular neocolonial framework, this book examines multiple sites of masculinity in Martinique, ranging from privileged performances (such as state-funded theater productions) to disruptive performances (such as Carnival and the conversations of gay Martinician men). It breaks new ground in Caribbean studies by foregrounding PDF (homo)sexuality as a key factor in understanding Caribbean socio-cultural processes and by providing a critical re-analysis of masculinity and identity through a performative analysis that foregrounds opacity ambiguity, density, and incompleteness in the production of any social categorization."
About the author David A. B. MurrayThe Author: David A. B. Murray is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at York University, Toronto. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Virginia. Dr. Murray has published articles in numerous journals including American Anthropologist, Cultural Anthropology, American Ethnologist, and Sexualities. He has also co-edited special issues of the journals Identities and The Australian Journal of Anthropology, and he was the co-editor of the journal Social Analysis from 1997 to 2001.
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