Ethnicity is a collective word which in its political appeal to the group, ignores gender differences within a culture. Recognising the different ways in which men and women within any cultural group experience enslavement, indentureship or migration is integral to understanding ethnic identity. The psychological scars of emasculation or de-feminization caused by such uprooting are not skin deep and have residual effects on gender relations and gender struggles within a society far beyond the periods of disruption..”

Extract from Writing Gender into the Caribbean by Patricia Mohammed

 


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