Vulnerable States: Bodies of Memory in Contemporary Caribbean Fiction

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Guillermina De Ferrari

The University of Virginia Press

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This book analyzes the body in comparative Caribbean fiction. It argues that the Caribbean subject is vulnerable to a practice of transparency in protocols of health and development, and other ascriptions of value whose “truth” are generated from without. Invoking its right to opacity, however, the vulnerability of the body, I contend, becomes a condition of possibility of emancipation from symbolic colonialism.