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Construction of Indian Women in the Films of Mira Nair and Deepa Mehta Towards a Postcolonial Feminist Film Practice

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ISBN-10: 3845470240

ISBN-13: 9783845470245

Edition: N/A

Authors: Subeshini Moodley

List price: $81.00
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Indian popular cinema has over time perpetuated very specific representations of Indian women, such that their subscription to religious myth marked them as symbols of nationalist ideals. These conventional (and arguably limited) representations, with a particular focus on their impact on depictions of Indian women in the diaspora, constitute the overarching concern of this book. In other words, do these representations change given the ambivalent contentious space that diasporic communities occupy between their perceived home and host lands? Investigating specifically the construction of female characters in the films of Mira Nair and Deepa Mehta, two women filmmakers of the Indian…    
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Book details

List price: $81.00
Publisher: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Company KG
Publication date: 9/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 132
Size: 5.91" wide x 8.66" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Subeshini Moodley: Has completed an MA in Culture, Communication & Media Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Currently she teaches film, cultural studies and critical methodology in Media & Cultural Studies at the same institution while pursuing a PhD in postcolonialism, gender, religion, diaspora, participatory video and autoethnography.