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Narrative performances of mothering in South Asian diasporic fiction / Sarah Knor.
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2023.
xii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
South Asian literature (English)
History and criticism
Mothers in literature
South Asian diaspora in literature
Emigration and immigration in literature
Routledge research in postcolonial literatures
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"Examining a range of South Asian Anglophone diasporic fiction and poetry, this monograph opens a new dialogue between diaspora studies and gender studies. It shows how discourses of diaspora benefit from re-examining their own critical relation to concepts of the maternal and the motherland. Rather than considering maternity as a fixed or naturally given category, it challenges essentialist conceptions and explores mothering as a performative practice which actively produces discursive meaning. This innovative approach also involves an investigation of central metaphors in nationalist and diasporic rhetorics, bringing critical attention to the strategies they employ and the unique aesthetic forms they produce"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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