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Policing Intimacy – Law, Sexuality, and the Color Line in Twentieth-Century Hemispheric American Literature - University Press of Mississippi
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Policing Intimacy: Law, Sexuality, and the Color Line in Twentieth-Century Hemispheric American Literature

Jenna Grace Sciuto

Abstract

Policing Intimacy analyzes literary depictions of sexual policing of the color line across multiple spaces with diverse colonial histories: Mississippi through William Faulkner’s work, Louisiana through Ernest Gaines’s novels, Haiti through the work of Marie Chauvet and Edwidge Danticat, and the Dominican Republic through writing by Julia Alvarez, Junot Díaz, and Nelly Rosario. This literature exposes the continuing coloniality that links depictions of U.S. democracy with Caribbean dictatorships in the twentieth century, revealing a set of interrelated features characterizing the transformatio ... More

Keywords: Race, Sexuality, The U.S. South, Haiti, The Dominican Republic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781496833440
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2022 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496833440.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jenna Grace Sciuto, author
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts