Transcultural Negotiations of Gender

Studies in (Be)longing

  • Saugata Bhaduri
  • Indrani Mukherjee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. (Be)longing in Time

  3. (Be)longing in Space

  4. Performing (Be)longing

  5. Modernity, Technology and (Be)longing

About this book


Transcultural Negotiations of Gender probes 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.


Adolescent sexuality education Crime fiction by Women Dalit women activists Gender and performance in India Gender issues in India and Japan Gender revolution in Socialist Cuba Gender, space and identity Gender, technology and empowerment New feminine myths Nineteenth-century Irish Women in South America Religion and women in Indian society The new Woman in post-liberalisation era Women’s question in Indian nationalist discourse

Editors and affiliations

  • Saugata Bhaduri
    • 1
  • Indrani Mukherjee
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for English Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture StudiesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Centre of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Latin American Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture StudiesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2436-5
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2437-2
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