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Author Narayan, Uma.

Title Dislocating cultures : identities, traditions, and Third-World feminism / Uma Narayan
Published New York : Routledge, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 226 pages)
Series Thinking gender
Thinking gender.
Contents 1. Contesting Cultures: Westernization, Respect for Cultures, and Third-World Feminists -- 2. Restoring History and Politics to "Third-World Traditions": Contrasting the Colonialist Stance and Contemporary Contestations of Sati -- 3. Cross-Cultural Connections, Border-Crossings, and "Death by Culture": Thinking About Dowry-Murders in India and Domestic-Violence Murders in the United States -- 4. Through the Looking-Glass Darkly: Emissaries, Mirrors, and Authentic Insiders as Preoccupations -- 5. Eating Cultures: Incorporation, Identity, and Indian Food
Summary 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 whi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-219) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Feminism -- Developing countries.
Women -- Developing countries -- Identity
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0415914183
1135025061 (electronic bk.)
9781135025069 (electronic bk.)