Subverting the Hegemonic Ideology and Redefining the Identity of Paule Marshall's Heroines

The following article examines Paule Marshall's strategies in achieving her goal of subverting the hegemonic ideology of patriarchy. It also emphasizes the importance of mythic time as opposed to linear time in her works, while retracing the journey of her African American female protagonists b...

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Main Author: Senior Grant, Alder
Format: Artículo
Language: Inglés
Published: Escuela de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Costa Rica 2010
Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rlm/article/view/9468
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23610
Summary: The following article examines Paule Marshall's strategies in achieving her goal of subverting the hegemonic ideology of patriarchy. It also emphasizes the importance of mythic time as opposed to linear time in her works, while retracing the journey of her African American female protagonists back to their roots. Marshall also takes heed to the powerful and appealing voice of the Ancestors in order to achieve selfhood based on a renewed identity.