Routes and Roots: Navigating Caribbean and Pacific Island Literatures by Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey
Routes and Roots: Navigating Caribbean and Pacific Island Literatures
Author: Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey
Title: Routes and Roots: Navigating Caribbean and Pacific Island Literatures
ISBN10: 0824831225
ISBN13: 978-0824831226
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr (April 1, 2007)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1531 kb
Size epub: 1811 kb
Rating: 4.8 ✪
Votes: 368
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Routes and Roots is the first comparative study of Caribbean and Pacific Island literatures and the first work to bring indigenous and diaspora literary studies together in a sustained dialogue. Taking the "tidalectic" between land and sea as a dynamic starting point, Elizabeth DeLoughrey foregrounds geography and history in her exploration of how island writers inscribe the complex relation between routes and roots.
Original in its approach, Routes and Roots engages broadly with history, anthropology, and feminist, post-colonial, Caribbean, and Pacific literary and cultural studies. It traverses diaspora and indigenous studies in a way that will facilitate broader discussion between these often segregated disciplines.