Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas

Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas Author Sean McLoughlin
ISBN-10 9781317679660
Release 2014-07-11
Pages 266
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In 1962, the Commonwealth Immigrants Act hastened the process of South Asian migration to postcolonial Britain. Half a decade later, now is an opportune moment to revisit the accumulated writing about the diasporas formed through subsequent settlement, and to probe the ways in which the South Asian diaspora can be re-conceptualised. Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas takes a fresh look at such matters and will have multi-disciplinary resonance worldwide. The meaning and importance of local, multi-local and trans-local dynamics is explored through a devolved and regionally-accented comparison of five British Asian cities: Bradford, the East End of London, Manchester, Leicester and Birmingham. Analysing the ‘writing’ of these differently configured cities since the 1960s, its main focus is the significant discrepancies in representation between differently-positioned texts reflecting both dominant institutional discourses and everyday lived experiences of a locality. Part I offers a comprehensive, yet still highly contested, reading of each city’s archives. Part II examines how the arts and humanities fields of History, Religion, Gender and Literary/Cultural Studies have all written British Asian diasporas, and how their perspectives might complement the better-established agendas of the social sciences. Providing an innovative analysis of South Asian communities and their multi-local identities in Britain today, this interdisciplinary book will be of interest to scholars of South Asian Studies, Migration, Ethnic and Diaspora Studies, as well as Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography.



Diasporas

Diasporas Author Kim Knott
ISBN-10 9781848138711
Release 2013-04-04
Pages 336
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Featuring essays by world-renowned scholars, Diasporas charts the various ways in which global population movements and associated social, political and cultural issues have been seen through the lens of diaspora. Wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, this collection considers critical concepts shaping the field, such as migration, ethnicity, post-colonialism and cosmopolitanism. It also examines key intersecting agendas and themes, including political economy, security, race, gender, and material and electronic culture. Original case studies of contemporary as well as classical diasporas are featured, mapping new directions in research and testing the usefulness of diaspora for analyzing the complexity of transnational lives today. Diasporas is an essential text for anyone studying, working or interested in this increasingly vital subject.



Post 9 11 South Asian Diasporic Fiction

 Post  9 11 South Asian Diasporic Fiction Author P. Liao
ISBN-10 9781137297372
Release 2012-12-07
Pages 191
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While much of the critical discussion about the emerging genre of 9/11 fiction has centred on the trauma of 9/11 and on novels by EuroAmerican writers, this book draws attention to the diversity of what might be meant by "post" -9/11 by exploring the themes of uncanny terror through a close reading of four "post" -9/11 South Asian diasporic fictions.



South Asian Writers in Twentieth Century Britain

South Asian Writers in Twentieth Century Britain Author Ruvani Ranasinha
ISBN-10 UOM:39015067697576
Release 2007-02-22
Pages 312
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This book considers the work of South Asian writers who emigrated to, or were born in, Britain. Comparing the work of different generations, it shows how the experience of migrancy, the attitudes towards migrant writers in the literary market place, and the critical reception of them, changed significantly during the twentieth century.



Contemporary Diasporic South Asian Women s Fiction

Contemporary Diasporic South Asian Women s Fiction Author Ruvani Ranasinha
ISBN-10 9781137403056
Release 2016-05-28
Pages 275
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This book is the first comparative analysis of a new generation of diasporic Anglophone South Asian women novelists including Kiran Desai, Tahmima Anam, Monica Ali, Kamila Shamsie and Jhumpa Lahiri from a feminist perspective. It charts the significant changes these writers have produced in postcolonial and contemporary women’s fiction since the late 1990s. Paying careful attention to the authors’ distinct subcontinental backgrounds of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka – as well as India - this study destabilises the central place given to fiction focused on India. It broadens the customary focus on diasporic writers’ metropolitan contexts, illuminates how these transnational, female-authored literary texts challenge national assumptions and considers the ways in which this new configuration of transnational, feminist writers produces a postcolonial feminist discourse, which differs from Anglo-American feminism.



Postcolonial Manchester

Postcolonial Manchester Author Robert Crawshaw
ISBN-10 9781526120014
Release 2017-06-13
Pages 304
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Postcolonial Manchester offers a radical new perspective on Britain's devolved literary cultures by focusing on Manchester's vibrant, multicultural literary scene. Referencing Avtar Brah's concept of 'diaspora space', the authors argue that Manchester is, and always has been, a quintessentially migrant city to which workers of all nationalities and cultures have been drawn since its origins in the cotton trade and the expansion of the British Empire. This colonial legacy - and the inequalities upon which it turns - is a recurrent motif in the texts and poetry performances of the contemporary Mancunian writers featured here, many of them members of the city's long-established African, African-Caribbean, Asian, Chinese, Irish and Jewish diasporic communities. By turning the spotlight on Manchester's rich, yet under-represented, literary tradition in this way, Postcolonial Manchester also argues for the devolution of the canon of English Literature and, in particular, recognition for contemporary black and Asian literary culture outside of London. The book is organised around those predominant literary modes that have dominated Manchester's literary scene over the past forty years: namely, crime fiction, mixed-genre anthologies and 'poetry in performance'. In addition, it seeks to capture Manchester's distinctive postcolonial identity through a wide-ranging exploration of its history, literature and popular culture, while exploring the challenges involved in publishing Manchester's black and Asian writers. Throughout the volume, the discussion is concerned with the production and consumption of the texts as well as their subject matter. The book concludes by detailing in-depth interviews with several of the writers featured elsewhere in the volume. This book will be of interest to students and scholars working in the fields of contemporary literary and postcolonial studies, as well as general readers with an interest in Manchester.



British Asian Muslim Women Multiple Spatialities and Cosmopolitanism

British Asian Muslim Women  Multiple Spatialities and Cosmopolitanism Author F. Bhimji
ISBN-10 9781137013873
Release 2012-09-26
Pages 162
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This book analyzes the cosmopolitan lives of British Asian Muslim women. Drawing on interview and online data, the book debunks stereotypical assumptions and explores the multiple and meaningful links that British Asian Muslim women establish within and outside their communities.



Nation and Migration

Nation and Migration Author Peter van der Veer
ISBN-10 0812215370
Release 1995
Pages 256
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Peter van der Veer and the contributors to this volume explore the relationship between South Asian nationalism, migration, ethnicity, and the construction of religious identity. Although nationality and diaspora seem to represent opposite ideas and values, the authors argue that nationalism is strengthened, even produced, by migration.



Commerce with the Universe

Commerce with the Universe Author Gaurav Desai
ISBN-10 9780231535595
Release 2013-09-24
Pages 352
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Reading the life narratives and literary texts of South Asians writing in East Africa, Gaurav Desai builds a new history of Africa's encounter with slavery, colonialism, migration, nationalism, development, and globalization. Rather than approach literature and culture from a nation-centered perspective, Desai connects the medieval trade routes of the Islamicate empire, the early independence movements galvanized in part by Gandhi's southern African experiences, the invention of new ethnic nationalisms, and the rise of plural, multiethnic nations to the fertile exchange taking place across the Indian Ocean.



Beyond Bollywood

Beyond Bollywood Author Jigna Desai
ISBN-10 0415966841
Release 2004-01
Pages 280
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Beyond Bollywood is the first comprehensive look at the emergence, development, and significance of contemporary South Asian diasporic cinema. From a feminist and queer perspective, Jigna Desai explores the hybrid cinema of the "Brown Atlantic" through a close look at films in English from and about South Asian diasporas in the United States, Canada, and Britain, including such popular films as My Beautiful Laundrette, Fire, Monsoon Wedding, and Bend it Like Beckham.



South Asian Diaspora in U K

South Asian Diaspora in U K Author Pramod Kumar Mishra
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053538099
Release 2001
Pages 130
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South Asian Diaspora in U K has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from South Asian Diaspora in U K also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full South Asian Diaspora in U K book for free.



Beyond Bollywood and Broadway

Beyond Bollywood and Broadway Author Neilesh Bose
ISBN-10 0253220688
Release 2009-03
Pages 502
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The South Asian immigrant experience on stage



Asian Diasporas

Asian Diasporas Author Robbie B. H. Goh
ISBN-10 9622096735
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 208
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The essays in this volume view Asian diasporic movements in the context of globalization and global citizenship, in which multiple cultural allegiances, influences and claims together create complex negotiations of identity.



Reconstructing Hybridity

Reconstructing Hybridity Author Joel Kuortti
ISBN-10 9789042021419
Release 2007-01
Pages 330
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This interdisciplinary collection of critical articles seeks to reassess the concept of hybridity and its relevance to post-colonial theory and literature. The challenging articles written by internationally acclaimed scholars discuss the usefulness of the term in relation to such questions as citizenship, whiteness studies and transnational identity politics. In addition to developing theories of hybridity, the articles in this volume deal with the role of hybridity in a variety of literary and cultural phenomena in geographical settings ranging from the Pacific to native North America. The collection pays particular attention to questions of hybridity, migrancy and diaspora.



Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora

Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora Author Claire Chambers
ISBN-10 9781317654124
Release 2014-08-13
Pages 238
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Literary, cinematic and media representations of the disputed category of the ‘South Asian Muslim’ have undergone substantial change in the last few decades and particularly since the events of September 11, 2001. Here we find the first book-length critical analysis of these representations of Muslims from South Asia and its diaspora in literature, the media, culture and cinema. Contributors contextualize these depictions against the burgeoning post-9/11 artistic interest in Islam, and also against cultural responses to earlier crises on the subcontinent such as Partition (1947), the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war and secession of Bangladesh, the 1992 Ayodhya riots , the 2002 Gujarat genocide and the Kashmir conflict. Offering a comparative approach, the book explores connections between artists’ generic experimentalism and their interpretations of life as Muslims in South Asia and its diaspora, exploring literary and popular fiction, memoir, poetry, news media, and film. The collection highlights the diversity of representations of Muslims and the range of approaches to questions of Muslim religious and cultural identity, as well as secular discourse. Essays by leading scholars in the field highlight the significant role that literature, film, and other cultural products such as music can play in opening up space for complex reflections on Muslim identities and cultures, and how such imaginative cultural forms can enable us to rethink secularism and religion. Surveying a broad range of up-to-date writing and cultural production, this concise and pioneering critical analysis of representations of South Asian Muslims will be of interest to students and academics of a variety of subjects including Asian Studies, Literary Studies, Media Studies, Women’s Studies, Contemporary Politics, Migration History, Film studies, and Cultural Studies.



Picturing South Asian Culture in English

Picturing South Asian Culture in English Author Tasleem Shakur
ISBN-10 0954446305
Release 2003
Pages 199
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Picturing South Asian Culture in English has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Picturing South Asian Culture in English also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Picturing South Asian Culture in English book for free.



Mandragora

Mandragora Author Nirjay Mahindru
ISBN-10 UOM:39015059178858
Release 2004
Pages 87
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The latest play in Tara Arts' Borders of Love project, which explores pre-colonial Anglo-Indian relations.