Book Launch of “Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought: Genealogies, Theories, Enactments”
Where: Queens Museum
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
718-592-9700 Price: Free with museum admission
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At this event, co-sponsored by Jahajee Sisters, Lisa Outar, and Gabrielle Hosein will launch their recent co-edited anthology, Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought: Genealogies, Theories, Enactments, published by Palgrave Macmillan. With some of the contributors to the collection, they will discuss the radical historical and contemporary terrain that the book offers for thinking about the gendered realities of the lives of Indo-Caribbean and dougla women and men, both in the Caribbean and its diasporas. The roundtable discussion will be from 1-3pm and light refreshments and book sales and signing will be from 3-4pm.
Bringing together three generations of scholars, thinkers and activists, this book is the first to trace a genealogy of the specific contributions Indo-Caribbean women have made to Caribbean feminist epistemology and knowledge production. Challenging the centrality of India in considerations of the forms that Indo-Caribbean feminist thought and praxis have taken, the authors turn instead to gender negotiations among Caribbean men and women within and across racial, class, religious, and political affiliations. Addressing the specific conditions which emerged within the region and highlighting the cross-racial solidarities and the challenges to narratives of purity that have been constitutive of Indo-Caribbean feminist thought, this collection connects to the broader indentureship diaspora and what can be considered post-indentureship feminist thought. Through examinations of literature, activism, art, biography, scholarship and public sphere practices, the collection highlights the complexity and richness of Indo-Caribbean engagements with feminism and social justice.