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Barriteau Publishes Love and Power: Caribbean Discourses on Gender

For Release Upon Receipt - Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Professor Eudine Barriteau has published another book examining gender issues in Caribbean societies. A significant focus of Barriteau’s scholarship is on the centring of power in analyses of relations of gender. In this edited collection she and the contributors explore the intersections of love and power in the multiple dimensions of Caribbean life and society. In the process they expose the ways in which the lust and love for and of power, disrupts knowledge production and everyday life. This new work, Love and Power: Caribbean Discourses on Gender makes several major contributions. The chapters are vibrant and grounded in the complex realities of the contemporary Caribbean even as they challenge canonical thought. The authors simultaneously critique and create knowledge about the lives of women and men within the Caribbean and its diaspora. They employ a range of analytical frameworks to dissect the themes of history, international relations, philosophy, intimate partner violence, feminist thought and activism, mothering, masculinities, diasporic migration, international finance, entrepreneurship, erotica, and desire. The book ruptures the feminist silences around love, lust and living in Caribbean societies and discourses. It examines the intersections of love and power, love and the power of the erotic, and gender and the love of power. The volume offers a significant contribution to Caribbean thought by documenting the work of scholars who are creating a multidisciplinary language on relations of gender. The contributors are drawn from the three residential campuses of the University of the West Indies and include, Eudine Barriteau, April Bernard, Roxanne Burton, Jessica Byron, Charmaine Crawford, Halimah Deshong, Aviston Downes, Wendy Grenade, Tonya Haynes, Kristina Hinds Harrison, Gabrielle Hosein, Carmen Hutchinson Miller, Tara Inniss, Jonathan Lashley, Annecka Marshall, Don Marshall, and Patricia Mohammed. Love and Power: Caribbean Discourses on Gender is the sixth book published by Professor Barriteau and the fourth published with The Press of the University of the West Indies. The book is being launched at the Cave Hill Campus on March 15th and the Mona Campus on April 29th. The launch forms part of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit’s 20th anniversary celebrations as well as one of the activities to mark the Cave Hill Campus’s fiftieth anniversary. Members of the Public who would like to attend the launch are asked to call the Office of the Deputy Principal, no later than March 12th, 417-4034, 417-4985.


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