oa Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa - Diaspora and postmodern fecundity
|Article Title||Diaspora and postmodern fecundity|
|© Publisher:||University of Johannesburg|
|Journal||Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 *English Department, Utah State University ** School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California|
|Publication Date||Jan 1997|
|Pages||19 - 48|
|Keyword(s)||Diaspora, Fecundity, Global culture, Globalisation and Postmodernim|
Our object of study is the Indian diaspora as it redefines the Indian nation. We look at specific political controversies among immigrant/expatriate Indians about what it means to be properly Indian. We trace the Indian diaspora's relation to 'home' and 'host' nations in cinematic representations originating both in and outside of India. As diasporic cultural productions are celebrated as part and parcel of the global postmodernism, we use this occasion to take a hard look at the promises of postmodern fecundity.
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