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Impossible desires : queer diasporas and South Asian public cultures

Author: Gayatri Gopinath
Publisher: Durham : Duke Univ. Press, 2005.
Series: Perverse modernities
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues for the uses of queer, feminist transnational theory in order to understanding South Asian and South Asian diasporic identities and cultural production.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gayatri Gopinath
ISBN: 0822335018 9780822335016 0822335131 9780822335139
OCLC Number: 217864376
Description: xii, 247 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments ix1. Impossible Desires: An Introduction 12. Communities of Sound: Queering South Asian Popular Music in the Diaspora 293. Surviving Naipaul: Housing Masculinity in A House for Mr. Biswas, Surviving Sabu, and East Is East 634. Bollywood/Hollywood: Queer Cinematic Representation and the Perils of Translation 935. Local Sites/Global Contexts: The Transnational Trajectories of Fire and "The Quilt" 1316. Nostalgia, Desire, and Diaspora: Funny Boy and Cereus Blooms at Night 1617. Epilogue: Queer Homes in Diaspora 187Notes 195Bibliography 221Filmography 235Index 237
Series Title: Perverse modernities
Responsibility: Gayatri Gopinath.
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