Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought

Genealogies, Theories, Enactments

  • Gabrielle Jamela Hosein
  • Lisa Outar

Part of the New Caribbean Studies book series (NCARS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Gabrielle Jamela Hosein, Lisa Outar
    Pages 1-19
  3. Tracing the Emergence of Indo-Caribbean Feminist Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Patricia Mohammed
      Pages 23-36
  4. Transgressive Storytelling

  5. Art, Archives, and Cultural Practices

  6. Dougla Feminisms

About this book


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 the terrain of 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. 


Indo-Caribbean literature Feminism epistemology Caribbean literature Sexualities Dougla Caribbean cultural theory culture feminism gender history of literature literary theory literature North America social science sociology twentieth century

Editors and affiliations

  • Gabrielle Jamela Hosein
    • 1
  • Lisa Outar
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of the West IndiesTrinidad and Tobago, WITrinidad and Tobago
  2. 2.Independent ScholarRaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-57079-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55937-1
  • About this book