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Unsettling India

Unsettling India

Affect, Temporality, Transnationality

by Purnima Mankekar
Paperback
Publication Date: 30/01/2015
  $41.90
In Unsettling India, Purnima Mankekar offers a new understanding of the affective and temporal dimensions of how India and "Indianness," as objects of knowledge production and mediation, circulate through transnational public cultures. Based on over a decade of ethnographic 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 nodes 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 not-belonging.
ISBN:
9780822358367
9780822358367
Category:
Social & cultural anthropology
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
30-01-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4mm
Weight:
0.43kg

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