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Callaloo Moving back and forth through Clare Savage's travels over three continents, No Telephone to Heaven shows us the light-skinned young Jamaican Creole immigrating to the U. The novel, which does not follow a chronological order, begins and opens with the guerrilla scene, taking place on an American movie-stage set up in the Jamaican jungle, A man wants a woman who camouflage, passing, performance, revolutionary ideals and, in the final scene, death.
No Telephone to Heaven is a sequel to Abeng[End ] which introduced the readers to Clare Savage at a younger age, concluding with the teenager's budding awareness of the dynamics of race and sexuality in her native Jamaica. The only option available to hybrids is a reconciliation with the various elements that make up their identity, a spiritual healing that gels these elements into viable wholeness rather than fragmentation.
Queer theory, which seeks to transcend the hegemonic binarism of hetero- vs.
While all genealogies of social phenomena are arbitrary and political, and while I would in no way suggest that queers did not exist before their linguistic referent, I nevertheless argue that queerness as a political and theoretical movement is a consequence of such recent movements as poststructuralism and postcolonialism, which first successfully challenged and critiqued, as they sought to overcome, oppressive binary polarities.
Thus while queers will name but not "define" themselves, because no definition can encompass the multiplicity of queer experiences and practices, they nevertheless transcend "the hegemonic binarism of 'heterosexuality,' and 'homosexuality'" Jagose Moreover, the choice of naming oneself queer represents spiritual and mental emancipation from the dominant discourse which, while it posits binary difference, fails to accommodate multiplicity.
Thus queer theory is one facet of the end of modernism and its metanarratives, queerness a manifestation of the move beyond sexual Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.
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