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- DescriptionIn Unsettling India, Purnima Mankekar offers a new understanding of the affective and temporal dimensions of how India and Indianness, as objects of kwledge production and mediation, circulate through transnational public cultures. Based on over a decade of ethgraphic fieldwork in New Delhi and the San Francisco Bay Area, Mankekar tracks the sense of unsettlement experienced by her informants in both places, disrupting binary conceptions of homeland and diaspora, and the national and transnational. She examines Bollywood films, Hindi TV shows, advertisements, and such commodities as Indian groceries as interconnected des in the circulation of transnational public cultures that continually reconfigure affective connections to India and what it means to be Indian, both within the country and outside. Drawing on media and cultural studies, feminist anthropology, and Asian/Asian American studies, this book deploys unsettlement as an analytic to trace modes of belonging and t-belonging.
- Author BiographyPurnima Mankekar is Professor in the Departments of Gender Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of Screening Culture, Viewing Politics: An Ethnography of Television, Womanhood, and Nation in Postcolonial India and coeditor of Media, Erotics, and Transnational Asia, both also published by Duke University Press.
- Author(s)Purnima Mankekar
- PublisherDuke University Press
- Date of Publication30/01/2015
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Place of PublicationNorth Carolina
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDuke University Press
- Content Note19 illustrations
- Weight540 g
- Width157 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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