Diasporic subjectivity as an ethical position

Anand, D. 2009. Diasporic subjectivity as an ethical position. South Asian Diaspora. 1 (2), pp. 103-111.

TitleDiasporic subjectivity as an ethical position
AuthorsAnand, D.
Abstract

The paper highlights some of the ways in which diasporas challenge the dominant narratives of belonging that give primacy to the bounded community of nation-states. It argues for a critical appropriation of diasporic subjectivity as an ethical position that reveals the contested and constructed nature of culture. This position requires analytical frameworks that recognise power relations behind cultural claims and allow us to appreciate the silenced and marginalised voices subsumed under the categories of diaspora and culture.

JournalSouth Asian Diaspora
Journal citation1 (2), pp. 103-111
ISSN1943-8192
YearSep 2009
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/19438190903109412
Publication dates
PublishedSep 2009

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