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Show simple item record Joshi, Naveen K. en_US 2009-05-21T13:54:42Z 2009-05-21T13:54:42Z 2005-05-21T13:54:42Z
dc.description.abstract This 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.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject American Desi (Motion picture) en_US
dc.subject Bollywood/Hollywood (Motion picture) en_US
dc.subject East is East (Motion picture) en_US
dc.subject Asian diaspora. en_US
dc.subject Asians in motion pictures. en_US
dc.subject South Asians in motion pictures. en_US
dc.title American Desi : representation and reproduction in diaspora / en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US M.A. Popular Culture en_US Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Popular Culture Program en_US Faculty of Humanities en_US

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