• Razia Parveen
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology book series (PSLA)


Finally, the strands of my thesis are brought together to argue that diasporic oral literatures are implicated in an ongoing cultural process of signification in which communal identities are actively located and redefined. This redefinition can be found in the bearings of nostalgia for a past which is located in an alternative space and time and is transmitted through the matrilineal. I offer an exploration of the location of the diasporic female voices which manifest in recipes and wedding song lyrics and show how these cultural practices combine with each other to help create, maintain and continue a shared identity in the South Asian community in Lockwood.


Traditional Gender Role Cultural Knowledge Communal Identity South Asian Woman Domestic Space 
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  • Razia Parveen
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  1. 1.University of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUK

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