Transnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies)

By Inderpal Grewal

In Transnational America, Inderpal Grewal examines how the stream of individuals, items, social routine, and rights discourses through the Nineties created transnational matters formed via a world American tradition. instead of easily body the U.S. as an imperialist countryside that imposes unilateral political energy on the planet, Grewal analyzes how the concept that of “America” features as a nationalist discourse past the bounds of the USA through disseminating a terrific of democratic citizenship via customer practices. She develops her argument by means of targeting South Asians in India and the United States.

Grewal combines a postcolonial viewpoint with social and cultural concept to argue that modern notions of gender, race, category, and nationality are associated with past histories of colonization. via an research of Mattel’s revenues of Barbie dolls in India, she discusses the intake of yank items by means of middle-class Indian girls newly empowered with monetary potential created by means of India’s marketplace liberalization. contemplating the destiny of asylum-seekers, Grewal seems to be at how a world feminism within which lady refugees are figured as human rights sufferers emerged from a especially Western viewpoint. She unearths within the paintings of 3 novelists who emigrated from India to the United States—Bharati Mukherjee, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and Amitav Ghosh—a thought of Americanness associated with cosmopolitanism. In Transnational America Grewal makes a strong, nuanced case that the U.S. has to be understood—and studied—as a dynamic entity produced and reworked either inside of and much past its territorial boundaries.

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