Between the lines: South Asians and postcoloniality by Deepika Bahri

Between the lines: South Asians and postcoloniality by Deepika Bahri

By Deepika Bahri

Good points interviews, serious essays, and observation that explores South Asian id and tradition. by way of analyzing the social, financial, and historic particularities of people that stay 'between the strains' on and among borders, this ebook reinstates questions of energy and privilege, supplier and resistance.

Show description

Read or Download Between the lines: South Asians and postcoloniality PDF

Similar discrimination & racism books

Classic Hollywood, Classic Whiteness

Prime students tackle the myriad ways that America's attitudes approximately race expert the construction of Hollywood motion pictures from the Nineteen Twenties throughout the Nineteen Sixties. From the predominantly white big name method to segregated mise-en-sc? nes, Hollywood motion pictures bolstered institutionalized racism. The members to this quantity learn how assumptions approximately white superiority and coloured inferiority, and the politics of segregation and assimilation affected Hollywood's vintage interval.

The Faces of Freedom: The Manumission and Emancipation of Slaves in Old World and New World Slavery

This quantity is anxious with interpreting the histories of freed slaves in various slave societies within the historic and glossy global, starting from historic Rome to the southern States of the USA, the Caribbean, and Brazil to Africa within the aftermath of emancipation within the 20th century. the purpose of this paintings is to provide a comparative discussion board for the learn of freedpeople.

Additional info for Between the lines: South Asians and postcoloniality

Sample text

In a general climate of multiculturalist identity formation, it seems less apt to ask, why the emphasis on South Asian in Anglo-America now, than to wonder why—despite the success of similar identitarian maneuvers by African Americans and other Asian Americans—there has been so little emphasis on South Asians. Both questions oblige us to turn to history. 8 In numerical terms, South Asians did not register a significant demographic presence in Anglo-America till the 1960s, when the Canadian government removed racial and national immigration restrictions (immigration regulations of 1967) and President Lyndon B.

Underlines Alexander's portrayal of the taxi drivers of New York City to whom our locutions may be meaningless and even irrelevant, and Spivak's reference to villages in developing countries where there are not only no books or newspapers but no one who could read them if there were. ” In registers ranging from the journalistic and personal to the more academic and theoretical, these pieces theorize and explain critical situations confronting the constituencies important to this collection: nonacademic and academic, expatriate and homeland.

7 The mobilization of the term “South Asian” in Anglo-America in the context of diasporic Anglo-American identity is a quite different and significantly more Page 4 recent phenomenon than that of South Asian Studies programs, although both presuppose an interest in South Asia(ns). The latter may include some examination of the diasporic in the study of South Asia, and the former may share the study of topics found in South Asian Studies programs, but the “South Asian” that has begun to emerge on the academic and sociopolitical scene more recently is the result of the intersection of past histories with present conditions arising from the more pronounced South Asian presence in the West in general and Anglo-America in particular.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.87 of 5 – based on 28 votes
Comments are closed.