publication . Article . 2004

Island ecologies and Caribbean literatures

Deloughrey, E;
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  • Published: 28 Jun 2004
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Algeria
Abstract
This paper examines the ways in which European colonialism positioned tropical island landscapes outside the trajectories of modernity and history by segregating nature from culture, and it explores how contemporary Caribbean authors have complicated this opposition. By tracing the ways in which island colonisation transplanted and hybridised both peoples and plants, I demonstrate how mainstream scholarship in disciplines as diverse as biogeography, anthropology, history, and literature have neglected to engage with the deep history of island landscapes. I draw upon the literary works of Caribbean writers such as Édouard Glissant, Wilson Harris, Jamaica Kincaid ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Islands, literature, Caribbean, ecology, colonialism, environment, Geography, Economics, Studies in Human Society
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