Guyana Diaries : Women's Lives Across Difference book cover
1st Edition

Guyana Diaries
Women's Lives Across Difference

ISBN 9781598741957
Published September 15, 2008 by Routledge
316 Pages

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Book Description

Guyana Diaries narrates the life histories of members of the Red Thread Development Corporation, a group of women activists in the Caribbean. Kimberly Nettles, an African American researcher, explores the impact of their work on these women’s lives and, in the process, discovers differences of class and nation that overshadow the gender and race she shares with her subjects. Blending feminist ethnography, critical autobiography, and literary narratives, Nettles examines both the collective and her own experiences in studying its members, producing an illuminating, evocative work of self and other. It should be of interest to those in race and ethnic studies, gender studies, Caribbean studies, development studies, and qualitative research.

Table of Contents

Preface, Part I: Introductions, 1. Histories, 2. Critical Incidents: Representing Others, Representing Self, Part II: The Guyana Diaries, 3. Shifting Ground, 4. Women’s Work, 5. Woman Out of Place, 6. Meet Us Where We Are, 7. “By the Grace of God, We Are Making Out”, 8. “We All . . . We Is Women Together”, 9. A Daughter Comes Home . . . to Self, 10. Leaving Guyana, 11. Epilogue, Notes, References, Index, About the Author

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Kimberly D. Nettles is an assistant professor in Women & Gender Studies at the University of California, Davis.