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Moving Metaphors: The Representation of Aids In Caribbean Literature and Visual Arts

Ivette Romero-Cesareo

in Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032184
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038766 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032184.003.0006
Moving Metaphors: The Representation of Aids In Caribbean Literature and Visual Arts

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This chapter discusses how the repercussions of traumatic moments in the history of the world are manifested through Caribbean cultural production. It examines literature and the visual arts, in an attempt to illustrate how the devastating irruption of the AIDS/HIV pandemic in the Caribbean transformed the horizons and viewpoints of insular artists.

Keywords: repercussions; traumatic moments; Caribbean cultural production; literature; visual arts; AIDS/HIV pandemic; Caribbean; insular artists

Chapter.  9813 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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