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Close Encounters: Solidarity, Servitude and Postcolonial Feminist Affects and Affiliations

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
DeCaires Narain,Denise (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Winter2013
ISBN:
0957-4042
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Women, Feminism, KINCAID, Jamaica, 1946-, Intimacy, Clanchy, Kate, Van Niekerk, Marlene, What Is She Doing Here? A Refugee's Story (Book), Lucy (Book)
Notes:
Offers close readings of three texts that foreground the problems, possibilities and struggle involved in forging affective connections across difference between women: Kate Clanchy,What is She Doing Here?, 2008, Jamaica Kincaid,Lucy, 1991a and Marlene Van Niekerk, ‘Labour’, 2004. Argues that the incomplete and partial nature of affective moments represented in these texts signals possibilities for a cautiously redefined idea of affective feminist solidarity as it is mobilized in the intimacy of domestic spaces.