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dc.contributor.authorJoshi, Naveen K.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-21T13:54:42Z
dc.date.available2009-05-21T13:54:42Z
dc.date.issued2005-05-21T13:54:42Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/1390
dc.description.abstractThis study explores ~ow South Asian diasporic film represents and reproduces South Asian identity in the diaspora. It commences with a review of the literature in cultural studies and post-colonial theory on identity in the diaspora. A textual analysis of three films: American Desi, Bollywood/Hollywood, and East Is East, helps frame the characteristics of South Asian diasporic film. Theoretical concepts of diaspora and identity are extended to this reading of the films. In-depth, open-ended, semi structured interviews were conducted with eight participants to test the validity of theoretical concepts through participants' own reading of American Desi. Findings indicate that while theoretical concepts of identity can be usefully applied at the level of the text, these perspectives do not always easily explain participants' interpretation of the film in relation to their everyday experiences.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectAmerican Desi (Motion picture)en_US
dc.subjectBollywood/Hollywood (Motion picture)en_US
dc.subjectEast is East (Motion picture)en_US
dc.subjectAsian diaspora.en_US
dc.subjectAsians in motion pictures.en_US
dc.subjectSouth Asians in motion pictures.en_US
dc.titleAmerican Desi : representation and reproduction in diaspora /en_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Popular Cultureen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPopular Culture Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Humanitiesen_US


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