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South Asian women in the diaspora

Author: Nirmal Puwar; Parvati Raghuram
Publisher: Oxford : Berg, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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South Asian women have frequently been conceptualized in colonial, academic and postcolonial studies, but their very categorization is deeply problematic. This book, informed by theory and enriched by in-depth fieldwork, overturns these unhelpful categorizations and alongside broader issues of self and nation assesses how South Asian identities are 'performed'. What are the blind spots and erasures in existing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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South Asian women in the diaspora.
Oxford : Berg, 2003
(OCoLC)50876236
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nirmal Puwar; Parvati Raghuram
ISBN: 0585484430 9780585484433 1845205715 9781845205713 1280339209 9781280339202
OCLC Number: 53923726
Notes: Based on papers from a seminar "Theoretical Considerations on Gender and the South Asian Diaspora", Leicester University, 1999.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 252 pages)
Contents: (Dis)locating South Asian women in the academy / Nirmal Puwar and Parvati Raghuram --
PART I. SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN AND PARADIGMATIC (IM)POSSIBILITIES --
Melodramatic postures and constructions / Nirmal Puwar --
Still "In Progress?'-Methodological dilemmas, tensions and contradictions in theorizing South Asian Muslim women / Fauzia Ahmad --
Fashioning the South Asian Diaspora: production and consumption tales / Parvati Raghuram --
Conceptualizing Emigrant Indian female subjectivity: possible entry points / Mala Pandurang --
PART II. EMBODYING SOUTH ASIAN FEMININITIES --
Romantic transgressions in the colonial zone: reading Mircea Eliade's Bengal Nights and Maitreyi Devi's It Does Not Die / Nandi Bhatia --
Undressing the Diaspora / Bakirathi Mani --
Re-producing South Asian Wom(b)en: female feticide and the spectacle of culture / Tej Purewal --
Gendered Embodiments: mapping the body-politic of the raped woman and the nation in Bangladesh / Nayanika Mookherjee --
PART III. ENGAGEMENTS --
Kiss is just a kiss ... Or is it? South Asian lesbian and bisexual women and the construction of space / Rani Kawale --
'Changing views': theory and practice in a participatory community arts project / Samina Zahir --
South Asian women and the question of political organization / Shaminder Takhar --
Engendering diasporic identities / Hasmita Ramji.
Responsibility: edited by Nirmal Puwar and Parvati Raghuram.

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