Market Aesthetics

Market Aesthetics

The Purchase of the Past in Caribbean Diasporic Fiction

eBook - 2015
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Univ of Virginia

In Market Aesthetics, Elena Machado Sáez explores the popularity of Caribbean diasporic writing within an interdisciplinary, comparative, and pan-ethnic framework. She contests established readings of authors such as Junot Díaz, Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, and Robert Antoni while showcasing the work of emerging writers such as David Chariandy, Marlon James, and Monique Roffey. By reading these writers as part of a transnational literary trend rather than within isolated national ethnic traditions, the author is able to show how this fiction adopts market aesthetics to engage the mixed blessings of multiculturalism and globalization via the themes of gender and sexuality.

New World Studies
Modern Language Initiative



Publisher: Charlottesville :, University of Virginia Press,, 2015
ISBN: 9780813937045
0813937043
9780813937069
081393706X
9780813937052
0813937051
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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