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Plays by writers such as Tanika Gupta, Winsome Pinnock, and Amrit Wilson, among others, are included in the first monograph to document plays by Black and Asian women in Britain. The volume analyzes concerns such as reverse migration (in the form of tourism), sexploitation, arranged marriages, the racialization of sexuality, and asylum seeking as they emerge in the plays. It argues that Black and Asian women playwrights have become constitutive subjects of British theater.Read more
- Was the only monograph to focus on Black and Asian women playwrights in Britain
- Thematic organization around the key issue of theatricalizing the experience of diaspora
- Embeds theatre work in its socio-historical context by addressing key issues such as arranged marriages; the racialization of sexuality; asylum seeking, etc.
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"Gabriele Griffin's Contemporary Black and Asian Women Playwrights in Britain prevails over tis naming and provides strong focus to hold together its study of this under-recorded aspect of the British theatrical scene." Comparative Drama Sara Freeman, Illinois Wesleyan University
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- Date Published: March 2011
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521174510
- length: 302 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
- weight: 0.45kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
2. Diasporic subjects
3. Geographies of un/belonging
4. Unsettling identities
5. Culture clashes
6. Racing sexuality
8. Living diaspora now
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