About this book
The diaspora, despite its economic success and considerable upward social mobility in Britain, has until now been overlooked within critical literary and postcolonial studies for a number of reasons. This book attends to that gap. Parmar uniquely investigates what it is to be not just from India, but too Africa—how identity forms within, as the study coins, the “double diaspora”. Parmar focuses on cultural representation post-twice migration, via an interdisciplinary methodology, offering new contributions to debates within diaspora studies. In doing so, the book examines a range of cultures produced amongst, or about, the diaspora, including literary representations, culinary, dance and sartorial practices, as well as visual materials.
Maya Parmar is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in English Literature at The Open University, UK, as well as an Honorary Research Fellow with the College of Humanities at the University of Exeter, UK. She has been published in the journals Wasafiri (2017), Interventions (2015), South Asian Popular Culture (2014), and Atlantis (2013), as well as in the edited collection entitled South-Asian Fiction in English: Contemporary Transformations (2016).
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-18083-6
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
- eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
- Print ISBN 978-3-030-18082-9
- Online ISBN 978-3-030-18083-6
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