Contemporary Black and Asian Women Playwrights in Britain

Overview

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.

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Overview

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.

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521174510
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/3/2011
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Gabriele Griffin is Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Hull.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Diasporic subjects; 3. Geographies of un/belonging; 4. Unsettling identities; 5. Culture clashes; 6. Racing sexuality; 7. Sexploitation?; 8. Living diaspora now; Notes; References; Index.

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