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Representation and resistance : South Asian and African women's texts at home and in the diaspora

Author: Jaspal Kaur Singh
Publisher: Calgary : University of Calgary Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the work of Western-educated African and Indian women writers resisting gender identity constructions at various points in history. This book examines colonial and national gender identity  Read more...

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Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Jaspal Kaur Singh
ISBN: 9781552382455 1552382451
OCLC Number: 261911068
Description: xiv, 232 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface; Postcolonial Women Writers & Their Cultural Productions; Dominant Epistemologies & Alternative Readings: Gender & Globalisation; The Indian Diasopra & Cultural Alienation in Bharati Mukherjee's Texts; Postcoloniality & Indian Female Sexuality in Aparna Sen's Film Parama; Educational Debates & the Postcolonial Female Imagination in Mariama Bd's So Long a Letter; The Diasporic Search for Cultural Belonging in Myriam Warner-Vieyra's Juletane; Maddening Inscriptions & Contradictory Subjectivities in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions; Globalism & Transnationalism: Cultural Politics in the Texts of Mira Nair, Gurinder Chadha, Agnes Sam & Farida Karodia; Queering Diaspora in Shani Mootoo's Cereus Blooms at Night, Nisha Ganatra's Chutney Popcorn & Deepa Mehta's Fire; Transnationalism & the Politics of Representation in the Texts of Meena Alexander, Gurinder Chadha, Zainab Ali & Samina Ali; Conclusion: The Politics of Location and Postcolonial/Transnational Feminist Critical Practices; Index.
Responsibility: Jaspal Kaur Singh.

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