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    Aspiring to Home South Asians in America

    ISBN-10: 0804778000
    ISBN-13: 9780804778008
    Author(s): Bakirathi Mani
    Description: What does it mean to belong? How are twenty-first-century diasporic subjects fashioning identities and communities that bind them together?Aspiring to Homeexamines these questions with a focus on immigrants from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.  More...
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    Publisher: Stanford University Press
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 328
    Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
    Weight: 0.440
    Language: English

    What does it mean to belong? How are twenty-first-century diasporic subjects fashioning identities and communities that bind them together?Aspiring to Homeexamines these questions with a focus on immigrants from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Advancing a theory of locality to explain the means through which immigrants of varying regional, religious, and linguistic backgrounds experience what it means to belong, Bakirathi Mani shows how ethnicity is produced through the relationship between domestic racial formations and global movements of class and capital.Aspiring to Homefocuses on popular cultural works created by first- and second-generation South Asians from 1999–2009, including those by author Jhumpa Lahiri and filmmaker Mira Nair, as well as public events such as the Miss India U.S.A. pageant and the Broadway musicalBombay Dreams. Analyzing these diverse productions through an interdisciplinary framework, Mani weaves literary readings with ethnography to unravel the constraints of form and genre that shape how we read diasporic popular culture.

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction: Becoming South Asian
    Postcolonial Locations: Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake
    So Far from Home: Documenting Immigrant Lives in Knowing Her Place, Calcutta Calling, and Bangla East Side
    Beauty Queens: Gender, Ethnicity, and Transnational Modernities at Miss India USA
    The Art of Multiculturalism: Diasporadics, Desh Pardesh, and Artwallah
    "Somewhere You've Never Been Before": The American Romance of Bombay Dreams
    Epilogue
    Notes
    Works Cited
    Index

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