Mardorossian 2010 Rape

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Author: Carine M. Mardorossian

Title: Rape by Proxy in Contemporary Caribbean Women's Fiction

Subtitle: -

In: Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation

Edited by: Sorcha Gunne and Zoë Brigley Thompson

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2010

Pages: 23-38

Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures 27

ISBN-10: 0415806089 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

ISBN-13: 9780415806084 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780415896689 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century, 21st Century | Haitian History, U.S. History | Offenders: Women; Representations: Literature / Edwidge Danticat, Marie Elena John, Loida Maritza Perez; Types: Same-Sex Rape



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Author: Carine M. Mardorossian, Department of English, University at BuffaloAcademia.edu

Abstract: »Mardorossian's demands on feminist theorizing of rape are at the heart of our editorial vision, and her contribution to this volume, 'Rape by Proxy in Contemporary Caribbean Women's Fiction', signals new directions in considering how sexual violence has worked to perpetuate hierarchical relations of gender and race in the worlds of slavery and the plantation. Mardorossian focuses in particular on novels by Edwidge Danticat, Loida Maritza Perez and Marie Elena John that present instances of heterosexual women raping other women. This disturbing subversion of the typical rape script is theorized as an inheritance from the violent legacies of slavery, the 'rape by proxy' of Mardorossian's title.« (Zoë Brigley Thompson and Sorcha Gunne. »Introduction: Feminism without Borders: The Potentials and Pitfalls of Retheorizing Rape.« Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation. Edited by Sorcha Gunne et al. New York 2010: 12)

Wikipedia: Edwidge Danticat: Breath, Eyes, Memory; Marie-Elena John: Unburnable


Added: December 13, 2014 – Last updated: December 13, 2014