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The Cross-Dressed Caribbean: Writing, Politics, Sexualities

VA, Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press
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  • Caribbean
  • Cross-Dressing
  • Arts & Humanities :: Literature [A06]
  • Arts & Sciences Humaines :: Litt√©rature [A06]


Studies of sexuality in Caribbean culture are on the rise, focusing mainly on homosexuality and homophobia or on regional manifestations of normative and nonnormative sexualities. The Cross-Dressed Caribbean extends this exploration by using the trope of transvestism not only to analyze texts and contexts from anglophone, francophone, Spanish, Dutch, and diasporic Caribbean literature and film, but also to highlight reinventions of sexuality and resistance to different forms of exploitation and oppression.

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