Deconstructing Gender in Carnival

A Cross Cultural Investigation of a Social Ritual

This book explores the complexity of the dialectic relationship between ritual-like activities and social structure; focusing on women's increasing presence in Trinidad Carnival and the ways in which their participation becomes part of the conflict over the efforts to change the basic distribution of power within society. Femininity comes forward in Caribbean carnival as the sexualized body that unmasks power relations which are simultaneously affirmed and denied.

Giving attention to the ideological process through which gender relations are constructed, this event is analysed in relation to economic, political, and social factors, as well as a consequence of the changes caused by the cultural clash of colonial and postcolonial society.

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2010-04-27, 204 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-1348-3

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Author(s)
Valeria Sterzi
Book title
Deconstructing Gender in Carnival A Cross Cultural Investigation of a Social Ritual
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
204
Features
kart., zahlr. farb. Abb.
ISBN
978-3-8376-1348-3
DOI
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
HBTR JFSJ JHMC
BISAC-Code
POL045000 SOC032000 SOC002010
THEMA-Code
NHTR JBSF JHMC
Release date
2010-04-27
Edition
1
Topics
Postkolonialismus, Geschlecht
Readership
Postcolonial Sudies, Gender Studies, Performances Studies, Cross Cultural Studies
Keywords/Tags
Caribbean, Women, Performance, Ritual, Culture, Multiculturalism, Postcolonialism, Gender, Gender Studies, Ethnology, Interculturalism, Cultural Studies

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