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The Resource In stereotype : South Asia in the global literary imaginary, Mrinalini Chakravorty

In stereotype : South Asia in the global literary imaginary, Mrinalini Chakravorty

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In stereotype : South Asia in the global literary imaginary
Title
In stereotype
Title remainder
South Asia in the global literary imaginary
Statement of responsibility
Mrinalini Chakravorty
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Stereotype confronts the importance of cultural stereoptypes in shaping the ethics and reach of global literature. Mrinalini Chakravorty focuses on the seductive force and explanatory power of stereotypes in multiple contexts, whether depicting hunger, crowdedness, filth, slums, death, migrant flight, terror, or outsourcing. She argues such commonplaces are crucial to defining cultural identity and ethics in contemporary literature, as well as ideas about otherness, and shows how the stereotype's ambivalent nature exposes the many crises of liberal development in South Asia. Chakravorty considers the influential work of Salman Rushdie, Aravind Adiga, Michael Ondaatje, Monica Ali, Mohsin Hamid, and Chetan Bhagat, among others, to show how stereotypes about South Asia provide insight into the material and psychic investments of contemporary imaginative texts: the colonial novel, the transnational film, and the international best-seller. Probing contexts that range from the independence of the Indian subcontinent to poverty tourism, civil war, migration, domestic labor, and terrorist radicalism, Chakravorty builds an interpretive lens for reading literary representations of cultural and global difference. More generally, she reevaluates the contemporary fascination with transnational novels and films that manufacture global differences by staging intersubjective encounters between cultures through stereotypes
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Chakravorty, Mrinalini
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Literature now
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  • South Asian literature
  • South Asian literature
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • South Asian literature
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature
Label
In stereotype : South Asia in the global literary imaginary, Mrinalini Chakravorty
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stereotypes as provocation -- Why the stereotype? Why South Asia? -- To understand me, you'll have to swallow a world : margins, multitudes, and the nation in Salman 's Midnight's children -- Slumdog or white tiger? the abjection and allure of slums -- The dead that haunt Anil's ghost : subaltern stereotypes and postcolonial melancholia -- From Bangladesh to Brick lane : the biocultural stereotypes of migrancy -- Good and bad Indians : outsourcing and terror -- The afterlife of stereotypes
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ocn892244194
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Extent
1 online resource (545 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231537766
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt148258j
  • dd1d792b-c3eb-46ff-a986-6fb88f87888e
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)892244194
Label
In stereotype : South Asia in the global literary imaginary, Mrinalini Chakravorty
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stereotypes as provocation -- Why the stereotype? Why South Asia? -- To understand me, you'll have to swallow a world : margins, multitudes, and the nation in Salman 's Midnight's children -- Slumdog or white tiger? the abjection and allure of slums -- The dead that haunt Anil's ghost : subaltern stereotypes and postcolonial melancholia -- From Bangladesh to Brick lane : the biocultural stereotypes of migrancy -- Good and bad Indians : outsourcing and terror -- The afterlife of stereotypes
Control code
ocn892244194
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (545 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231537766
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt148258j
  • dd1d792b-c3eb-46ff-a986-6fb88f87888e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)892244194

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