The Poetics of Ethnography in Martinican Narratives: Exploring the Self and the Environment
2013 (English)Book (Refereed)
Drawing on narratives from Martinique by Aimé Césaire, Édouard Glissant, Ina Césaire, and Patrick Chamoiseau among others, Christina Kullberg shows how these writers turn to ethnography -- even as they critique it -- as an exploration and expression of the self. They acknowledge its tradition as a colonial discourse and a study of others, but they also argue for ethnography's advantage in connecting subjectifity to the outside world. Further, they find that ethnography offers the possibility of capturing within the hybrid culture of the Caribbean an emergent self that nonetheless remains attached to its collective history and environment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2013. , 217 p.
, New World Studies
Ethnography and Literature, Caribbean studies, Martinique, Francophonie, Tropiques, Édouard Glissant, Patrick Chamoiseau, Ina Césaire, Richard Price, Michèl-Baj Strobel
Research subject Literature; Romance Languages
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-209193ISBN: 978-0-8139-3512-6ISBN: 978-0-8139-3513-3ISBN: 978-0-8139-3514-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-209193DiVA: diva2:656168