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The Resource Contemporary diasporic South Asian women's fiction : gender, narration and globalisation, Ruvani Ranasinha

Contemporary diasporic South Asian women's fiction : gender, narration and globalisation, Ruvani Ranasinha

Label
Contemporary diasporic South Asian women's fiction : gender, narration and globalisation
Title
Contemporary diasporic South Asian women's fiction
Title remainder
gender, narration and globalisation
Statement of responsibility
Ruvani Ranasinha
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ranasinha, Ruvani
Dewey number
J820.9
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9570.S64
LC item number
R36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • South Asian literature (English)
  • Feminism and literature
  • Asian diaspora
  • English literature
  • Englisch
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Südasiatin
  • Migrantenliteratur
Label
Contemporary diasporic South Asian women's fiction : gender, narration and globalisation, Ruvani Ranasinha
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Globalisation, labour, narrative and representation in Arunhati Roy, Monica Ali and Kiran Desai -- War, violence and memory: gendered national imaginaries in Tahmima Anam, Sorayya Khan and contemporary Sri Lankan women writers -- Resistance and religion: gender, Islam and agency in Kamila Shamsie, Tahmima Anam, Monica Ali and Ameena Hussein -- Migration, gender and globalisation in Jhumpa Lahiri -- Women writing postcolonial cities: Jhumpa Lahiri, Kamila Shamsie and Tahmima Anam
Control code
934193601
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781137403049
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016942281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)934193601
Label
Contemporary diasporic South Asian women's fiction : gender, narration and globalisation, Ruvani Ranasinha
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Globalisation, labour, narrative and representation in Arunhati Roy, Monica Ali and Kiran Desai -- War, violence and memory: gendered national imaginaries in Tahmima Anam, Sorayya Khan and contemporary Sri Lankan women writers -- Resistance and religion: gender, Islam and agency in Kamila Shamsie, Tahmima Anam, Monica Ali and Ameena Hussein -- Migration, gender and globalisation in Jhumpa Lahiri -- Women writing postcolonial cities: Jhumpa Lahiri, Kamila Shamsie and Tahmima Anam
Control code
934193601
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781137403049
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016942281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)934193601

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