South Asian Diasporic Writing from 1990 to the Present
The book argues that two key dynamics have developed from this shift: on the one hand, London, once the destination of choice for migrants, becomes a «transit zone» for onward movement to New York; on the other, different cities are perceived to coexist and come together in one single location. To investigate these new webs of interactions and power relations, this monograph employs Bakhtin’s model of the chronotope. Serving as a magnifying lens, the chronotope inserts different spatial and temporal segments within wider narratives of urban space. This book promotes a new understanding of the cities of the South Asian diaspora as subversive sites for defining processes of cultural signification.
Adiga, Aravind 213, 251
American Dream 30–35, 132–133, 137–139, 148–149, 155–156, 170–171, 220–221
Anderson, Benedict 22–24, 28–29, 181
Appadurai, Arjun 24–25, 189–190, 200–201, 223–225, 228–229
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