Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin by Dana Frank

By Dana Frank

"[Bananeras] is an important accounting of the struggles nonetheless being waged."—Margaret Randall, writer of while i glance Into the replicate and notice You: girls, Terror, and Resistance

Women banana employees have equipped themselves and received expanding keep watch over over their unions, their offices, and their lives. hugely available and narrative fashionable, Bananeras recounts the background and development of this important circulation and indicates how Latin American lady staff are shaping and largely reimagining the probabilities of overseas hard work solidarity.

Dana Frank is a professor of historical past on the college of California, Santa Cruz, and the writer of the award-winning purchase American: The Untold tale of monetary Nationalism.

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As Barbara Godard points out, all Marlatt's long poems function as loose quest narratives (1985, 489). Each employs the metaphor of journey to explore the interconnection between self, place and language; each problematizes these concepts through the relentless questioning of the processes of perception and the production of meaning. The idea of "quest" thus continually turns on itself in Marlatt's writing, in the opening up of new narrative ground, a kind of "spiralling," going back and forth, while moving into new space.

I say fathering, rather than a father, because it is important to distinguish between the kind of conscious, ongoing, and vulnerable parenting Laurence insists on in this novel and the reified parent positions we've inherited in the Western cultural tradition. (Of nine definitions for the noun "father," the Oxford English Dictionary lists one that denotes active parenting, and then it is accompanied by the requirement of "reverence and obedience" in the children. By contrast, three out of four definitions for "mother" refer to the activity of mothering [OED, 730, n.

What if we were to see the stone angel first and foremost as a patriarchal icon, "gouged" violently out of stone and carried across the sea to serve the dynastic purposes of an authoritarian, entrepreneurial, colonizing patriarch, who "didn't much mind" the death of his wife, as he tells Hagar, in exchange for this intelligent, headstrong daughter to educate, bully, and show off? What exactly are the needs of fledgling pharaohs in an uncouth land, that can be met by imitation Bernini statues in cemeteries?

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