Writing Diaspora

Author: Rey Chow
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253207852
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" . . . this is no doctrinaire tract but rather a concerted attempt to look at important cultural problems from a fresh perspective. . . . Chow's book is an excellent example of its type."--Discourse & Society "I believe that Rey Chow has written a powerful set of essays which offer a critical strategy for approaching questions of otherness and other societies by forcing us to constantly reassess our position." --Harry Harootunian Writing Diaspora questions aspects of cultural politics, including the legacies of European imperialism and colonialism, the media, pedagogy, literature, literacy, sexuality, intellectual labor, the uses and abuses of theory, and popularized notions about "others."

Writing Diaspora

Author: Yasmin Hussain
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351870858
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Issues of cultural hybridity, diaspora and identity are central to debates on ethnicity and race and, over the past decade, have framed many theoretical debates in sociology, cultural studies and literary studies. However, these ideas are all too often considered at a purely theoretical level. In this book Yasmin Hussain uses these ideas to explore cultural production by British South Asian women including Monica Ali, Meera Syal and Gurinder Chadha. Hussain provides a sociological analysis of the contexts and experiences of the British South Asian community, discussing key concerns that emerge within the work of this new generation of women writers and which express more widespread debates within the community. In particular these authors address issues of individual and group identity and the ways in which these are affected by ethnicity and gender. Hussain argues that in exploring the different dimensions of their cultural heritage, the authors she surveys have created changes within the meaning of the diasporic identity, articulating a challenge to the notion of 'Asianness' as a homogenous and simple category. In her examination of the process through which a hybridized diasporic culture has come into being, she offers an important contribution to some of the key questions in recent sociological and cultural theory.

Writing Diaspora

Author: Asma Sayed
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ISBN: 9781848882232
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This collection of scholarly articles explores contemporary diasporic literatures in multiple genres, including fiction, poetry and memoir, by authors from around the world and provides a critical examination of various literary articulations of diaspora and the creative construction of memories, identities and cultures in a transnational context.

Writing Diaspora In The West

Author: P. McCarthy
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230233848
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In this bold intervention into the understanding of the diasporic experience within cultural studies, McCarthy challenges a critical position emergent over the last thirty years (what he calls the 'new marginalism'). He confronts the liberal orthodoxies that prevail in this area, exposing contradictions in the thinking of its major theorists.

Writing The Diaspora

Author: Uma Parameswaran
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"The essays in this volume span a variety of writers such as Kamala Markandaya, Gita Mehta and Shashi Tharoor, and many writers and artists who live in Canada. Uma Parameswaran brings her own experience of living for forty years outside India to her analysis of diasporic identity and culture. The essays, spread over several decades, work through many genres, methodologies and strategies as they display a cross-cultural sensibility and attempt to look at Indian culture and cultural artifacts from the Canadian perspective."

African Women Writing Diaspora

Author: Rose A. Sackeyfio
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1793642443
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African Women Writing Diaspora examines the works of contemporary African female writers through diaspora perspectives on the constructions of identity in transnational spaces. The collection interrogates the ways in which women construct new ways of telling the African story in the global age of social, economic, and political transformation.

Culture Diaspora And Modernity In Muslim Writing

Author: Rehana Ahmed
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415896770
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Fiction by writers of Muslim background forms one of the most diverse, vibrant and high-profile corpora of work being produced today - from the trail-blazing writing of Salman Rushdie and Hanif Kureishi, which challenged political and racial orthodoxies in the 1980s, to that of a new generation including Mohsin Hamid, Nadeem Aslam and Kamila Shamsie. This collection reflects the variety of those fictions. Experts in English, South Asian, and postcolonial literatures address the nature of Muslim identity: its response to political realignments since the 1980s, its tensions between religious and secular models of citizenship, and its manifestation of these tensions as conflict between generations. In considering the perceptions of Muslims, contributors also explore the roles of immigration, class, gender, and national identity, as well as the impact of 9/11. This volume includes essays on contemporary fiction by writers of Muslim origin and non-Muslims writing about Muslims. It aims to push beyond the habitual populist 'framing' of Muslims as strangers or interlopers whose ways and beliefs are at odds with those of modernity, exposing the hide-bound, conservative assumptions that underpin such perspectives. While returning to themes that are of particular significance to diasporic Muslim cultures, such as secularism, modernity, multiculturalism and citizenship, the essays reveal that 'Muslim writing' grapples with the same big questions as serve to exercise all writers and intellectuals at the present time: How does one reconcile the impulses of the individual with the requirements of community? How can one 'belong' in the modern world? What is the role of art in making sense of chaotic contemporary experience?

Daughters Of The Diaspora

Author: Miriam DeCosta-Willis
Editor: Ian Randle Publishers
ISBN: 976637077X
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Daughters of the Diaspora features the creative writing of 20 Hispanophone women of African descent, as well as the interpretive essays of 15 literary critics. The collection is unique in its combination of genres, including poetry, short stories, essays, excerpts from novels and personal narratives, many of which are being translated into English for the first time. They address issues of ethnicity, sexuality, social class and self-representation and in so doing shape a revolutionary discourse that questions and subverts historical assumptions and literary conventions. Miriam DeCosta-Willis's comprehensive Introduction, biographical sketches of the authors and their chronological arrangement within the text, provide an accessible history of the evolution of an Afra-Hispanic literary tradition in the Caribbean, Africa and Latin America. The book will be useful as textbook in courses in Africana Studies, Women's Studies, Caribbean, Latina and Latin American Studies as well as courses in literature and the humanities.

After Exile

Author: Amy K. Kaminsky
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816631483
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Writers Of The Indian Diaspora

Author: Rajinder Kumar Dhawan
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Comprises Critical Essays On Salman Rushdie, Meena Alexander, Jhumpa Lahiri And Stephen Gill.

Shifting Continents Colliding Cultures

Author: Ralph J. Crane
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042012615
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In the wake of the steady expansion and more recent explosion of Anglo-Indian and Indo-Anglian writing, and following the success of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, the literature of the Indian diaspora has become the object of close attention. As a body of literature, it simultaneously represents an important multicultural perspective within individual 'national' literatures (such as those of Canada or Australia) as well as a more global perspective taking in the phenomena of transculturalism and diaspora. However, while readers may share an interest in the writing of the Indian diaspora, they do not always interpret the notion of 'Indian diaspora' in the same way. Indeed, there has been much debate in recent years about the appropriateness of terms such as diaspora and exile. Should these terms be reserved for the specifically historical nature of problems encountered in the process of acquiring new nationality and citizenship, or can they be extended to the writing of literature itself or used to describe 'economic' migration arising out of privilege? As a response to these debates, Shifting Continents/Colliding Cultures explores the aftermath of British colonialism on the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka, including the resulting diaspora. The essays also examine zones of intersection between theories of postcolonial writing and models of diaspora and the nation. Particular lines of investigation include: how South-Asian identity is negotiated in Western spaces, and its reverse, how Western identity is negotiated in South-Asian space; reading identity by privileging history; the role of diasporic women in the (Western) nation; how diaspora affects the literary canon; and how diaspora is used in the production of alternative identities in films such as Gurinder Chadha's Bhaji on the Beach.

Stories From The Diaspora

Author: Selvy Thiruchandran
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Voices Of The Diaspora

Author: Thomas Nolden
Editor: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810122227
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Voices of the Diaspora offers, for the first time, representative works by major Jewish women writers from Austria, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Russia. These stories and essays, written over the last twenty-five years, speak to the challenges confronting the post-Shoah generations of Jews living in Europe: a need to commemorate the lives extinguished in the camps; a desire to repair a ruptured culture; and a determination to reclaim a Jewish identity resistant to assimilation and the threats of anti-Semitism. At the same time, these writers address themes specific to their national contexts. Berlin-born Barbara Honigmann questions the possibility of Jewish life in the country responsible for the "final solution." Maghreb-born Marlène Amar and Reina Roffé address the experiences of displacement and emancipation as Sephardic women in Western, post-colonial societies. Clara Sereni describes how Jews in post-Fascist Italy reemerged with a self-assertiveness that troubled a society that had found comfort in amnesia. Ludmila Ulitskaya portrays a Jewish girlhood on the eve of Stalin's death empowered by the religious traditions of Jewish resistance. From the unique perspective of women's literary voices, this volume reveals to English-speaking readers the extraordinary vivacity and diversity of European Jewry, and introduces them to a new generation of women writers.

Writers Of Indian Diaspora

Author: Jasbir Jain
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Contributory essays; some presented at a seminar held in December 1996 at the University of Rajasthan.

Speaking In Tongues And Dancing Diaspora

Author: Mae Henderson
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195116593
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Tropes ranging from Houston Baker's "bluesman," to Henry Louis Gates' "signifyin'" to Geneva Smitherman's "talkin' and testifyin'" to bell hooks' "talking back" to Cheryl Wall's "worrying the line" all affirm the power of sonance and sound in the African American literary tradition. The collection of essays in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora contributes to this tradition by theorizing the preeminence of voice and narration (and the consequences of their absence) in the literary and cultural performances of black women. Looking to work by such prominent black female authors as Alice Walker, Sherley Anne Williams, Toni Morrison, Zora Neal Hurston, among many others, Mae G. Henderson provides a deeply felt reflection on race and gender and their effects within the discourse of speaker and listener.

Kinship Across The Black Atlantic

Author: Gigi Adair
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ISBN: 1789620376
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This book considers the meaning of kinship across black Atlantic diasporas in the Caribbean, Western Europe and North America via readings of six contemporary novels. It draws upon and combines insights from postcolonial studies, queer theory and black Atlantic diaspora studies in novel ways to examine the ways in which contemporary writers engage with the legacy of anthropological discourses of kinship, interrogate the connections between kinship and historiography, and imagine new forms of diasporic relationality and subjectivity. The novels considered here offer sustained meditations on the meaning of kinship and its role in diasporic cultures and communities; they represent diasporic kinship in the context and crosscurrents of both historical and contemporary forces, such as slavery, colonialism, migration, political struggles and artistic creation. They show how displacement and migration require and generate new forms and understandings of kinship, and how kinship may be used as an instrument of both political oppression and resistance. Finally, they demonstrate the importance of literature in imagining possibilities for alternative forms of relationality and in finding a language to express the meaning of those relations. This book thus suggests that an analysis of discourses and practices of kinship is essential to understanding diasporic modernity at the turn of the twenty-first century.

Writing Selves In Diaspora

Author: Ryang
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739130285
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Linking autobiographic writings by Korean women in Japan and the United States and the author's ethnographic insights, Writing Selves in Diaspora presents an original, profound, and powerful intervention—both literary and anthropological—in our understanding of life in diaspora, being female, and forming selves. Each chapter offers unique and original discussion on the intersection between gender and diaspora on one hand and the process of the self's formation on the other. Chapters are mutually engaging, yet have independent themes to explore: language and self, romantic love, exile and totalitarianism, the ethic of care, and critique of medicalization of identity. Through the introduction of women's lives and introspection and interpretation accorded to them, this book delivers an unprecedented text of candor and courage. This book will have appeal for both academic and intellectually-informed lay readers interested in gender, self, and diaspora.

Contemporary Diasporic Literature

Author: Manjit Inder Singh
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Transcript of papers presented at a seminar organized by the Dept. of English, Punjabi U., Patiala on February 24-25, 2005.

F Ile No H Ireann Agus A Diaspora

Author: Arts Council of Ireland
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The Anglo Caribbean Migration Novel

Author: María Lourdes López Ropero
Editor: Universidad De Alicante
ISBN: 9788479087876
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Toronto, New York and London have become the new frontiers of Anglophone Caribbean literature, one of the most vibrant and prolific world literatures written in English. Drawing on new ethnographic trends, The Anglo-Caribbean Migration Novel: Writing from the Diaspora approaches Caribbean literature as a multi-centred diaspora. This book highlights the distinctiveness of the different branches of the Caribbean literary diaspora in the Anglo-American world through writers such as Samuel Selvon, Caryl Phillips, Paule Marshall, Austin Clarke and Dionne Brand. The volume is a response to the need for a deeper focus on the articulation of diversity within the Caribbean diaspora and its imaginative renderings.