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Gender, Migration and Agency: Developing a "Hauntology" of New Becomings in Shauna Singh Baldwin's Devika and in Ginu Kamani's Just Between Indians (Texto en Ingles) (Ensayo Critico)

Acta Scientiarum. Language and Culture (UEM) 2011, Jan, 33, 1

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Introduction In recent short stories written by diasporic Indian women writers, changes in terms of location are generally depicted as providing significant opportunities for Indian female characters to challenge and revise culturally-inscribed gender-roles. Maybe because they portray women who are in transit between different selves and who sit uneasily between past and present, an impressive number of these texts is haunted by ghosts and ancestral doubles, thus literally exploring what Homi K. Bhabha calls the "uncanny moment" of cultural difference (BHABHA, 1994, p. 159). In "Junglee Girl" by Ginu Kamani and "English Lessons and Other Stories" by Shauna Singh Baldwin, the emergence of the archaic recurrently engenders a "hauntology" (1) of new becomings by resurrecting or decentering stories of women that have been silenced or forgotten. In Baldwin's "Devika" and Kamani's "Just Between Indians" in particular, the ghostly time of repetition constructs disjointed realities that not only counter gendered expectations of acceptable behaviour but also rupture ready-made categorizations of India as a site of stifling traditions and the West as a space of liberation and agency. Drawing first on "Just Between Indians" and then on "Devika", my essay will therefore focus on the central metaphors of female ghosts and ancestral doubles as transitional figures through which Indian diasporic women engender becoming-bodies and create new interstitial spaces for identity.

Gender, Migration and Agency: Developing a "Hauntology" of New Becomings in Shauna Singh Baldwin's Devika and in Ginu Kamani's Just Between Indians (Texto en Ingles) (Ensayo Critico)
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  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Published: Jan 01, 2011
  • Publisher: Universidade Estadual de Maringa
  • Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
  • Print Length: 18 Pages
  • Language: English
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