By Simone A. James Alexander
Influenced by way of a growing to be have to deal with questions of transnationalism, lady mobility, and citizenship, this publication deals an in-depth research of selective texts of Audre Lorde (Barbadian-American), Edwidge Danticat (Haitian-American), Maryse Condé (Guadeloupean-American) and style Nichols (Guyanese-British). The ebook examines transnational migration or move not just by way of actual trips, however it additionally employs the trope of migration as resistance, as dissent. studying the pervasive stream of our bodies, this booklet demanding situations the pathologization ascribed to black woman sexuality/body, subverting its assumed definition as diseased, passive, and docile. Investigating how black woman identities and sexualities movement globally, it makes a speciality of problems with embodiment, how women's our bodies are learn and visible; how our bodies “perform” and are played upon; how they problem hierarchical constructs and disrupt normative criteria. additionally, it depicts how girl topics not just discursively engender a parallel “migration” that disrupts and debunks hierarchical buildings, yet how additionally they engender a politics of resistance and subversion of mainstream/dominant discourse, a detour from normative categorizations and ideologies, a migration from and problem of unmarried, mounted, heteronormative, heterosexual definitions of self. In essence, it examines the politics and economics of migratory hobbies, re-examining and reconfiguring the definition of citizenship to mirror transnational activities and subjectivities, and the transferring definitions of domestic. The book's engagement with serious race idea, provides one other layer to its area of expertise via enticing “disability” stories, albeit peripherally, because it demanding situations the build of ailment, wellbeing and able-bodiedness as configured through Western scientific technological know-how.