Remembering Bodies

Remembering Bodies

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This dissertation bridges Marxism and psychoanalysis through the rubrics of race and gender to show how the plantation's political economy is transformed into a psychic economy at the site of the raced, female body. The study of the plantation charts the life of the laborer's value: from the inception of the body's value on the plantation, to its internalization after the plantation's demise, and finally to its dissipation.The novel itself began as a personal essay that Danticat wrote at age eighteen for a newspaper; although she later shifted ... She calls Breath, Eyes, Memory aquot; emotionally autobiographical, aquot; noting that aquot;Whata#39;s most true in that book is not the anbsp;...

Title:Remembering Bodies
Author:Alia Christine Yap
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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