Representation and Resistance: South Asian and African Women's Texts at Home and in the Diaspora

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University of Calgary Press, 2008 - 232 頁
This book focuses on the work of Western-educated African and Indian women writers resisting gender identity constructions at various points in history. Author Jaspal Singh examines colonial and national gender identity constructions in female-authored texts at 'home' and the continued deployment of and resistance to gender identity impositions in various spaces. Hoping to generate a greater understanding of and appreciation for the contributions of these diasporic women writers within postcolonial literature and analysis, Singh contextualises their work within social, political, and cultural conditions. Her study aids the empowerment of Indian and African women writers as important players in the emerging field of postcolonial studies. In particular, she argues for the importance of inclusion of texts from women of different classes, religions and castes, both in the developed and the under-developed world. Singh's analysis makes reference to texts by Indian and African women in India, the West, and in other Third World spaces with large Indian communities, namely Africa and Burma.
 

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內容

Preface
Acknowledgments
Postcolonial Women Writers and Their Cultural Productions
Dominant Epistemologies and Alternative Readings Gender and Globalization
The Indian Diasopra and Cultural Alienation in Bharati Mukherjees Texts
Postcoloniality and Indian Female Sexuality in Aparna Sens Film Parama
Educational Debates and the Postcolonial Female Imagination in Mariama Bâs So Long a Letter
The Diasporic Search for Cultural Belonging in Myriam WarnerVieyras Juletane
Globalism and Transnationalism Cultural Politics in the Texts of Mira Nair Gurinder Chadha Agnes Sam and Farida Karodia
Queering Diaspora in Shani Mootoos Cereus Blooms at Night Nisha Ganatras Chutney Popcorn and Deepa Mehtas Fire
Transnationalism and the Politics of Representation in the Texts of Meena Alexander Gurinder Chadha Zainab Ali and Samina Ali
The Politics of Location and PostcolonialTransnational Feminst Critical Practices
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Back Cover

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Jaspal Kaur Singh is a professor in the Department of English at Northern Michigan University, where she teaches courses in postcolonial and world literatures.

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