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Gender, Sexuality and the Formation of Racial Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Anglo-Caribbean World Gender & History Gender, Sexuality and the Formation of Racial Identities in the Eighteenth-Century

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Newman,Brooke N. (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
2010
ISBN:
09535233
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, United States, Blacks, Colonialism, Great Britain, 18th century, Gender, Race identity, Identity (Psychology), Whites, National characteristics, Gender identity
Notes:
this article charts the connection between gendered concepts of 'whiteness' in Anglo-Caribbean contexts and in metropolitan discourses surrounding British national identity, as articulated in eighteenth-century colonial legislation and official correspondence, popular texts and personal narratives of everyday life. It explores the extent to which the socio-sexual practices of British West Indian whites imperilled the emerging conflation between whiteness and Britishness.