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We Are All Cannibals: And Other Essays

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170680
eISBN:
9780231541268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170680.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

On Christmas Eve 1951, Santa Claus was hanged and then publicly burned outside of the Cathedral of Dijon in France. That same decade, ethnologists began to study the indigenous cultures of central ... More


The Tropics Bite Back: Culinary Coups in Caribbean Literature

Valérie Loichot

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679836
eISBN:
9781452948171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679836.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Loichot traces the evolution of the Caribbean response to the colonial gaze, or rather, colonial mouth, from the late 19th century to the inception of the 21st. The ubiquitous presence of food and ... More


Enchanting the Savage: The Politics of Pyrotechnics in the Cavendish Circle

Christopher F. Loar

in Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256914
eISBN:
9780823261437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256914.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines sovereignty, astonishing performances, and savagery in the writings of intellectuals associated with the aristocrat William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle: Hobbes, playwright ... More


Racial difference: savages, mutinies and revolution

Peters Laura

in Dickens and race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719064265
eISBN:
9781781705728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064265.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter four, ‘Racial Difference: Savages, Mutinies and Revolution’ explores the explosive Indian Mutiny of 1857, identifying Dickens’s response as multifaceted. The chapter reads both the ... More


From Gumbo to Masala: Édouard Glissant’s Creolization in the Circum-Caribbean

Valérie Loichot

in The Tropics Bite Back: Culinary Coups in Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679836
eISBN:
9781452948171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679836.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter One, the main critical engine of the book, takes as its example Glissant’s theoretical texts and jusxtaposes Martinique to the broader scope of circum-Caribbean food discourse. A thorough ... More


Not Just Hunger: Patrick Chamoiseau and Aimé Césaire

Valérie Loichot

in The Tropics Bite Back: Culinary Coups in Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679836
eISBN:
9781452948171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679836.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter Two examines the ways in which the state of hunger in Martinique from plantation slavery to WW2, to Departmentalization, paradoxically led, not to paralysis, but to a florishing cultural ... More


Kitchen Narrative: Food and Exile in Edwidge Danticat and Gisèle Pineau

Valérie Loichot

in The Tropics Bite Back: Culinary Coups in Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679836
eISBN:
9781452948171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679836.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter Three explores questions of memory, sexuality, and eating disorders in situations of immigration and exile as depicted in the novels of Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat, and ... More


Sexual Traps: Dany Laferrière and Gisèle Pineau

Valérie Loichot

in The Tropics Bite Back: Culinary Coups in Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679836
eISBN:
9781452948171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679836.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter Four examines the nexus between cannibalism, sexuality, and writing in a genre that I call “fake pornography” or “sexual traps.” Haitian-Canadian author Dany Laferrière and ... More


Literary Cannibals: Suzanne Césaire and Maryse Condé

Valérie Loichot

in The Tropics Bite Back: Culinary Coups in Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679836
eISBN:
9781452948171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679836.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter Five examines the essays written by Suzanne Césaire, a clairvoyant Caribbean writer often relegated to the margins of Negritude. Césaire, I argue, through her theory and practice of literary ... More


Afterword: Can Hunger Speak?

Valérie Loichot

in The Tropics Bite Back: Culinary Coups in Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679836
eISBN:
9781452948171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679836.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The afterword asks: “Can hunger speak?” In it, I establish a dialogue between narratives of extreme hunger by Aimé Césaire and Edwidge Danticat and Primo Levi’s writing on Auschwitz. Through this ... More


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