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The City-Child's Quest: Spatiality And Sociality In Paule Marshall's The Fisher King, Daphne Lamothe Nov 2017

The City-Child's Quest: Spatiality And Sociality In Paule Marshall's The Fisher King, Daphne Lamothe

Africana Studies: Faculty Publications

In The Fisher King, Paule Marshall depicts urban spatial and social relations that resonate with the psychic and social ruptures of the African Diaspora. The novel’s central characters comprise a blended family with Southern African American and Caribbean roots. They reckon with problems of social marginalization, alienation, and fragmentation, engendered by their various experiences of dislocation. While mindful of the diverse histories, values, and worldviews within black America’s heterogeneous collectivity, Marshall ultimately privileges black women’s perspectives on the limits and possibilities of traversing geographic and social spaces. Hattie Carmichael, the “City child” who occupies the moral center ...


Carnival In The Creole City: Place, Race And Identity In The Age Of Globalization, Daphne Lamothe Apr 2012

Carnival In The Creole City: Place, Race And Identity In The Age Of Globalization, Daphne Lamothe

Africana Studies: Faculty Publications

In this essay I argue that Haitian-American artists Edwidge Danticat and Wyclef Jean employ Carnival symbolism to explore the practices and politics of belonging in "global" cities. While meditating on the cultural and social dynamism produced by transnationalism, they resist the impulse to idealize its effects. In song and nonfictional narrative, they reflect also on the ways that historical and structural violence shape the lives of Haitian migrants in creolized cities.


Introduction: Carnival In The Creole City: Place, Race And Identity In The Age Of Globalization, Cynthia Dobbs, Daphne Lamothe, Theresa Tensuan Apr 2012

Introduction: Carnival In The Creole City: Place, Race And Identity In The Age Of Globalization, Cynthia Dobbs, Daphne Lamothe, Theresa Tensuan

Africana Studies: Faculty Publications

This cluster of "Life Stories from the Creole City" brings together essays that focus on figures negotiating subjectivity within different "creole cities" at specific historical junctures, as these urban spaces become compelling sites for narrating subjectivity in negotiation with forces of globalization, diaspora, and cosmopolitanism. The essays variously illuminate the difficulties and payoffs associated with narrating lives in—and of—porous urban space.


Review: Black Feminist Cultural Criticism By Jacqueline Bobo: Feminism Is For Everybody: Passionate Politics By Bell Hooks: Feminist Theory: From Margin To Center By Bell Hooks, Daphne Lamothe Jul 2005

Review: Black Feminist Cultural Criticism By Jacqueline Bobo: Feminism Is For Everybody: Passionate Politics By Bell Hooks: Feminist Theory: From Margin To Center By Bell Hooks, Daphne Lamothe

Africana Studies: Faculty Publications

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Review Of: Black And White Women's Travel Narratives: Antebellum Explorations By Cheryl J. Fish, Daphne Lamothe Jan 2005

Review Of: Black And White Women's Travel Narratives: Antebellum Explorations By Cheryl J. Fish, Daphne Lamothe

Africana Studies: Faculty Publications

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