Bicultural Bodies: A Study of South Asian American Women's Literature by Izabella KimakBicultural Bodies: A Study of South Asian American Women's Literature by Izabella Kimak

Bicultural Bodies: A Study of South Asian American Women's Literature

byIzabella Kimak

Hardcover | November 7, 2013

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The body, which is a frequently explored topic in immigrant literature, has for some reason been rather neglected by literary scholars. This book attempts to address this imbalance by paying critical attention to representations of female sexuality and the female body in South Asian American women’s fiction. The key premise of this study is that the prevalent popular and critical attitude to this body of literature as operating according to binary opposites (America-Asia, freedom-repression) is somewhat reductive. The book tries to probe deeper into the literary texts under study to show what mechanisms the writers employ to challenge the culturally sanctioned role of the female body as the carrier of cultural tradition.
Izabella Kimak, PhD, works as an Assistant Professor at the Department of American Literature and Culture at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin (Poland). Her research interests include ethnic American literatures, gender and sexuality studies as well as representations of the urban space and urban art in contemporary American ...
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Title:Bicultural Bodies: A Study of South Asian American Women's LiteratureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:November 7, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631643705

ISBN - 13:9783631643709

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Contents: South Asian American Literature – Immigrant Literature – Sexuality – Body.