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South Asian Women in the Diaspora by Parvati Raghuram
Book DescriptionSouth 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 studies of both race and gender? In what ways do South Asian women struggle with Orientalist constructions? How do South Asian women engage with 'indo-chic?' What dilemmas face the South Asian female scholar? With a combination of the most recent feminist perspectives on gender and the South Asian diaspora, questions of knowledge, power, space, body, aesthetics and politics are made central to this book. Building upon a range of experiences and reflecting on the actual conditions of the production of knowledge, South Asian Women in the Disapora represents a challenging contribution to any consideration of gender, race, culture and power.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859736029
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Parvati Raghuram
Gendered Migrations and Global Social Reproduction, Hardback (March 2015)
Eleonore Kofman and Parvati Raghuram argue for the benefits of social reproduction as a lens through which to understand gendered transformations in global migration. They highlight the range of sites, sectors, and skills in which migrants are employed and how migration is both a cause and an outcome of depletion in social reproduction.
Practice of Cultural Studies, Paperback (April 2004)
Presenting students with a how-to guide to doing research in cultural studies, The Practice of Cultural Studies is an original introduction to the field.The book combines clear introductions to the core concepts of cultural studies with a very practical sense of how research in the field actually gets done.
Gender and International Migration in Europe, Paperback (December 2000)» View all books by Parvati Raghuram
Gender and International Migration in Europe is a unique work which introduces a gender dimension into theories of contemporary migrations.
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Author Biography - Parvati Raghuram
Nirmal Puwar Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Sociology,University College Northampton Parvati Raghuram International Studies Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University
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