Transcultural Negotiations of Gender: Studies in (Be)longing by Saugata BhaduriTranscultural Negotiations of Gender: Studies in (Be)longing by Saugata Bhaduri

Transcultural Negotiations of Gender: Studies in (Be)longing

bySaugata BhaduriEditorIndrani Mukherjee

Hardcover | September 29, 2015

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Transcultural Negotiations of Genderprobes into how gender is negotiated along the two axes of 'belonging' and 'longing' the twin desires of being located within a cultural milieu, while yearning for either what has passed by or what is yet to come. It also probes into the category of 'transculturality' itself, by examining how not only does it pertain to the coming together of cultures from diverse spatial locations, but how shifts over time and changing performative modes and technological means of articulation, within what may be presumed to be the same culture, can also lead to the 'transcultural'.

The volume comprises four sections. Part I, '(Be)longing in Time', examines negotiation of gender through transcultural acts of myths, rituals and religious practices being revised and revisited over time. Part II, '(Be)longing in Space', studies how gender is renegotiated when people from different spaces interact, as also when public spaces and domains themselves become sites of such negotiations. In Part III, 'Performing (Be)longing', such transcultural negotiations are located in the context of changing modes of performance, considering particularly that gender itself is performative. The final section, 'Modernity, Technology and (Be)longing', traces how gender becomes transculturally negotiated in a space like India, with the advent of modernity and its companion technology.

Saugata Bhaduri is Professor at the Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has taught, conducted research, and published extensively in the areas of literary and cultural theory, popular culture of both the folk and technologized sort, translation and comparative literature, and gender and sexuality. He ...
Title:Transcultural Negotiations of Gender: Studies in (Be)longingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:223 pagesPublished:September 29, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8132224361

ISBN - 13:9788132224365

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Table of Contents

Part I: (BE)LONGING IN TIME .-Chapter 1: Curiosity Killed the... Woman: Modern Rewritings of "Bluebeard" in Literary Representations of Marital Abuse.-Chapter 2: New Feminine Myths as Builders of New Transcultural Horizons.-Chapter 3: Not by Faith Alone: Religion, Gender and the Public Domain in India.-Chapter 4: Subverting Brahminical Patriarchy through Myths and Folktales: Karnad's Hidden Polemic.-Chapter 5: Religion and the Position of Women in Indian Society: De-masculinizing Mythologies and Religio-Sexual Rites.-Part II: (BE)LONGING IN SPACE .-Chapter 6: Through Other Eyes: Nineteenth-Century Irish Women in South America.-Chapter 7: "God knows five daughters is enough for anyone": Gender Issues in India and Japan.-Chapter 8: Rewriting Genre/Gender: Crime Fiction by Women from India and Latin America.-Chapter 9: Gender Revolution in Socialist Cuba:Up to a Certain Point.-Chapter 10: Bodies of Pleasure: Rethinking Gender, Space and Identity.-Part III: PERFORMING (BE)LONGING .-Chapter 11: 'Devadasi' Reform in Colonial South India: The Case ofRadhika Santwanam.-Chapter 12: Gender and Performance: The Case of Re-invention of Mohiniyattam in Early Twentieth Century Kerala.-Chapter 13: Wayward Women, Wicked Singing.-Chapter 14: Gendered Bhavas: Perpetuating Notions of 'Ideal' Male and Female Behaviour through Specific Emotions Highlighted in Acting inMayabazar.-Chapter 15: The Relevance of Gender in the Narco Corrido/Narco Novel.-Part IV: MODERNITY, TECHNOLOGY AND (BE)LONGING .-

Chapter 16: Tagore's Women Heralding the 'New Indian Woman': A Critique of the Women's Question in the Nationalist Discourse.-Chapter 17: Manasi to Neera: the Evolution of the Concept of 'Muse' in Modern Bengali Poetry.-Chapter 18: "Gulabi Talkies": Technology, Empowerment and Changing Spaces Women Occupy.-Chapter 19: 'Because You're Worth It': The New Woman in Post Liberalisation Women's Magazines in India.-Chapter 20: "Googling Baby".