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Dislocating Cultures : Identities, Traditions, and Third World Feminism - Uma Narayan

Dislocating Cultures

Identities, Traditions, and Third World Feminism

Paperback Published: 1st June 1997
ISBN: 9780415914192
Number Of Pages: 240

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"Dislocating Cultures" takes aim at the related notions of nation, identity, and tradition to show how Western and Third World scholars have misrepresented Third World cultures and feminist agendas. Drawing attention to the political forces that have spawned, shaped, and perpetuated these misrepresentations since colonial times, Uma Narayan inspects the underlying problems which "culture" poses for the respect of difference and cross-cultural understanding.
Questioning the problematic roles assigned to Third World subjects within multiculturalism, Narayan examines ways in which the flow of information across national contexts affects our understanding of issues. "Dislocating Cultures" contributes a philosophical perspective on areas of ongoing interest such as nationalism, post-colonial studies, and the cultural politics of debates over tradition and "westernization" in Third World contexts.

Contesting Cultures: Westernization, Respect for Cultures, and Third-World Feministsp. 1
Restoring History and Politics to "Third-World Traditions": Contrasting the Colonialist Stance and Contemporary Contestations of Satip. 41
Cross-Cultural Connections, Border-Crossings, and "Death by Culture": Thinking About Dowry-Murders in India and Domestic-Violence Murders in the United Statesp. 81
Through the Looking-Glass Darkly: Emissaries, Mirrors, and Authentic Insiders as Preoccupationsp. 119
Eating Cultures: Incorporation, Identity, and Indian Foodp. 159
Notesp. 189
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780415914192
ISBN-10: 0415914191
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st June 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1