Writing Rage: Unmasking Violence in Caribbean Discourse

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Title: Writing Rage: Unmasking Violence in Caribbean Discourse
Author: Lalla, Barbara
Abstract: Writing Rage undertakes to formulate, on the basis of meticulous analysis, some means of combating the escalating problem of family violence, especially in the Caribbean. The study traces the interrelationship of domestic violence with other forms of social violence, beginning with an intellectual enquiry into different disciplinary approaches to the problem (linguistic and literary), then integrating these disciplinary approaches in a collaborative attempt to gain a better understanding of the issues involved. Against a historical awareness of violence woven into the Caribbean background, the authors correlate the issue of domestic violence with theories of male marginalization, with the implications of cultural norms and gender constructs, and with poverty. A predisposition to acts of violence in many Caribbean families and societies is linked with socio-historical realities such as disempowerment of the black male. Sociological findings are thus complemented by psychological implications as discourse is analysed to uncover the Caribbean psyche..
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/16074
Date: 2013-07-15

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