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The Poetics of Ethnography in Martinican Narratives: Exploring the Self and the Environment
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages.
2013 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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.

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Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2013. , 217 p.
, New World Studies
Keyword [en]
Ethnography and Literature, Caribbean studies, Martinique, Francophonie, Tropiques, Édouard Glissant, Patrick Chamoiseau, Ina Césaire, Richard Price, Michèl-Baj Strobel
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Literature; Romance Languages
URN: 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
Available from: 2013-10-15 Created: 2013-10-15 Last updated: 2014-01-28

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