In this Book

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The first major interpretation of recent South Asian diasporic writing in specifically transatlantic terms. The book is organised around four key themes: home and nation; travel and return; racial mixing; and food and eating. Ruth Maxey offers readings of canonical and less well-known South Asian American and British Asian writers and texts and of key cinematic works. She explores the formal and thematic tendencies of the works, relating them to gender politics, the marketplace, and issues of literary value and historical change. The book engages with established debates, while intervening in new ways in transatlantic studies, postcolonial literary studies and Asian American cultural studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: Framing South Asian Writing in America and Britain, 1970–2010
  2. pp. 1-27
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  1. 1 Home and Nation in South Asian Atlantic Literature
  2. pp. 28-76
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  1. 2 Close Encounters with Ancestral Space: Travel and Return in Transatlantic South Asian Writing
  2. pp. 77-118
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  1. 3 Brave New Worlds? Miscegenation in South Asian Atlantic Literature
  2. pp. 119-162
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  1. 4 ‘Mangoes and Coconuts and Grandmothers’: Food in Transatlantic South Asian Writing
  2. pp. 163-208
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  1. Conclusion: The Future of South Asian Atlantic Literature
  2. pp. 209-216
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 217-246
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 247-256
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781474423557
Related ISBN
9780748641888
MARC Record
OCLC
1111395912
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-05
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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