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Beating time: resistance and the subaltern voice in prison work songs

Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

in Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song: From the Blues to the Baltic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262887
eISBN:
9780191734441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262887.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses resistance and the subaltern voice present in prison work songs. It shows that the songs that accompany work and follow its rhythm stand as a collective challenge to ideas of ... More


The Paradox of Representation

Machiko Ishikawa

in Paradox and Representation: Silenced Voices in the Narratives of Nakagami Kenji

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501751943
eISBN:
9781501751967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751943.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter sets out to clarify the paradox of representing the silenced subaltern voice. It appropriates an aspect of Gayatri Spivak's scholarship that creates possibilities for a new reading of ... More


Beings Without Borders: Mûr à crever and Ultravocal

in Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314995
eISBN:
9781846316500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316500.004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the disconcertingly unstable narrators and changeable protagonists of Frankétienne's Mûr à crever and Ultravocal as they reflect the ‘unrepresentability’ of the subaltern voice. ... More


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