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作者 Jain, Anita Nitu
書名 Diasporic tensions
國際標準書號 9781109544435
book jacket
說明 241 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 70-12, Section: A, page:
Adviser: Ranu Samantrai
Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Claremont Graduate University, 2009
How does the nation state continue to be an object of desire in the era of transnational capital? Mobility of peoples, products and institutions has not necessarily lead to a decrease in national attachments, but in some instances lead to an increase. Despite the proliferation of diasporic life, we find nationalist sentiments on the rise, ironically within diasporas themselves. While the concept of diaspora maybe anti-national, actual diasporas are not always in their operations. Feminist renderings of diaspora often describe how diasporas, like nations, are constructed through an implementation of heteropatriarchal gender and sexual norms. When diasporas construct themselves through similar mechanisms by which the nation-state is constructed, they minimize their radical potential as a form of identification that opposes and exceeds the nation state. Through an examination of the various interactions between Indian anti-colonial and postcolonial nationalisms and colonial and postcolonial diasporic resistances, I argue for an understanding of the nation-diaspora relationship that moves away from the standpoint that diasporic life/consciousness eclipses the nation to one that examines how each forms the other dialectically. Towards this end, I begin by investigating how diasporic movements in South Africa and the United States during the colonial period informed the development of anti-colonial nationalist movements in India. I then move onto the post-colonial period, by looking at how diasporans are positioned in Indian nationalist discourse via Non-Resident Indian and Person of Indian origin policies. Lastly, through an examination of sexual exiles in the film Fire and the novels The Broken Nest, and The Home and the World, I argue that diasporic subject positions are inherent to the national form, because sexual transgressions are inherent to the heteropatriarchal form
School code: 0047
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 70-12A
主題 Literature, Asian
Women's Studies
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Gender Studies
Alt Author The Claremont Graduate University
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