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In stereotype : South Asia in the global literary imaginary

Author: Mrinalini Chakravorty
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2014]
Series: Literature Now.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Stereotype confronts the importance of cultural stereotypes in shaping the ethics and reach of global literature. Mrinalini Chakravorty focuses on the seductive force and explanatory power of stereotypes in multiple South Asian contexts, whether depicting hunger, crowdedness, filth, slums, death, migrant flight, terror, or outsourcing. She argues that such commonplaces are crucial to defining cultural identity in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mrinalini Chakravorty
ISBN: 9780231165969 023116596X
OCLC Number: 866252054
Description: xiv, 320 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Stereotypes as provocation --
Why the stereotype? Why South Asia? --
To understand me, you'll have to swallow a world : margins, multitudes, and the nation in Salman 's Midnight's children --
Slumdog or white tiger? the abjection and allure of slums --
The dead that haunt Anil's ghost : subaltern stereotypes and postcolonial melancholia --
From Bangladesh to Brick lane : the biocultural stereotypes of migrancy --
Good and bad Indians : outsourcing and terror --
The afterlife of stereotypes.
Series Title: Literature Now.
Responsibility: Mrinalini Chakravorty.

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The stereotype-that fixed and frozen form of cultural unknowledge-is brought to animate life in this book. Rereading an indispensable archive of South Asian Anglophone fiction through iconic Read more...

 
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