New PDF release: Between the lines: South Asians and postcoloniality

By Deepika Bahri

ISBN-10: 1566394686

ISBN-13: 9781566394680

Gains interviews, serious essays, and remark that explores South Asian id and tradition. by way of interpreting the social, financial, and historic particularities of people that stay 'between the traces' on and among borders, this e-book reinstates questions of energy and privilege, enterprise and resistance.

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Sohail Inayatullah's “Mullahs, Sex, and Bureaucrats: Pakistan's Confrontations with the Modern World” is another commentary on the question of identity, this time involving another national future: Inayatullah examines the multiple and conflicted possibilities that confront Pakistan at the close of the twentieth century. Observing the forces of fundamentalism pitted against incipient technological modernization and economic and cultural globalization (often identified with Western encroachment), he speculates on the implications for the position of women.

Bahri, Deepika, 1962- . II. Vasudeva, Mary, 1966- . III. Series: Asian American history and culture series. 04914 — dc2095-52972 Page v CONTENTS Acknowledgments ix 1IntroductionDeepika Bahri and Mary Vasudeva 1PART IINTERVIEWS 2 Observing Ourselves among Others Interview with Meena AlexanderDeepika Bahri and Mary Vasudeva 35 3Pedagogical Alternatives: Issues in Postcolonial Studies Interview with Gauri ViswanathanDeepika Bahri and Mary Vasudeva54 4Transnationality and Multiculturalist Ideology Interview with Gayatri Chakravorty SpivakDeepika Bahri and Mary Vasudeva 64PART IICOMMENTARIES 5African Americans and the New ImmigrantsAmritjit Singh93 6Life at the Margins: In the Thick of MultiplicityM.

55 We have also heard distinctions made by South Asians proud to be perceived as part of the model minority: ‘‘We” aren't “lazy” like other minorities; we are able to come to the United States and not be dependent on welfare, and so on. 56 Also inherent in the Manichean politics implied here is the mechanism both for registering one's own oppression (and, therefore, moral high ground) against a constructed and undifferentiated white Other, and for colluding in the existing marginalization by convincing “marginals” to continually reinscribe themselves as marginal.

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