Perspectives on Culture and Politics in the French Antilles

Celia Britton

Selected Essays 4

Legenda

  Spring 2018

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In these essays, two of which have not previously been published, Celia Britton discusses a variety of texts from the point of view of their engagement with the cultural and political issues that have been prominent in Martinique and Guadeloupe from the mid-twentieth century to the present day. These texts range from the ethnographic writings of Michel Leiris to the novels of Maryse Condé, Ernest Pépin and Edouard Glissant; Glissant’s essays are also considered, as are those of René Ménil. Thus the question of cultural identity, for example, is central to Glissant’s work but also, from a rather different point of view, to that of Leiris and Ménil. Other topics covered include racial difference and the politics of race, in the novels of Condé and Pépin; gender (Condé and Pépin); the impact of globalization and, conversely, the specificity of place (Glissant and Pépin); the legacy of slavery (Condé); and political action (Ménil, Glissant, Condé).

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Britton, Celia, Perspectives on Culture and Politics in the French Antilles, Selected Essays, 4 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2018)

First footnote reference: 35 Perspectives on Culture and Politics in the French Antilles, celia Britton, Selected Essays, 4 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2018), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Britton, p. 47.

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Britton, Celia. 2018. Perspectives on Culture and Politics in the French Antilles, Selected Essays, 4 (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Britton 2018: 21).

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