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Fashion, Dress and Identity in South Asian Diaspora Narratives

From the Eighteenth Century to Monica Ali

Authors: Pereira-Ares, Noemi

  • Represents the first study of dress in British South Asian diasporic narratives
  • Takes a multidisciplinary approach, covering literature, cultural studies and fashion theory
  • Examines a range of literature, from the eighteenth century to the present
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About this book

This book is the first book-length study to explore the sartorial politics of identity in the literature of the South Asian diaspora in Britain. Using fashion and dress as the main focus of analysis, and linking them with a myriad of identity concerns, the book takes the reader on a journey from the eighteenth century to the new millennium, from early travel account by South Asian writers to contemporary British-Asian fictions. Besides sartorial readings of other key authors and texts, the book provides an in-depth exploration of Kamala Markandaya’s The Nowhere Man (1972), Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia (1990), Meera Syal’s Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee (1999) and Monica Ali’s Brick Lane (2003).This work examines what an analysis of dress contributes to the interpretation of the featured texts, their contexts and identity politics, but it also considers what literature has added to past and present discussions on the South Asian dressed body in Br

itain. Endowed with an interdisciplinary emphasis, the book is of interest to students and academics in a variety of fields, including literary criticism, socio-cultural studies and fashion theory. 


About the authors

Noemí Pereira-Ares is a Research Fellow in the Department of English and German Studies at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Her research interests include South Asian diaspora literature, migrant literature(s) in English, postcolonial, diaspora and transcultural studies, fashion theory and the sociological study of dress in literature. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • ‘Our Eastern Costume Created a Sensation’: Sartorial Encounters in Eighteenth-, Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Travelogues by South Asian Writers

    Pereira-Ares, Noemí

    Pages 1-21

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  • The ‘Sartorially Undesirable “Other”’ in Post-War South Asian Diaspora Narratives: Kamala Markandaya’s The Nowhere Man

    Pereira-Ares, Noemí

    Pages 23-57

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  • ‘It Was Stylish and “in” to Be Eastern’? Subversive Dress in Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia

    Pereira-Ares, Noemí

    Pages 59-104

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  • ‘Chanel Designing Catwalk Indian Suits’: Sartorial Negotiations in Meera Syal’s Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee

    Pereira-Ares, Noemí

    Pages 105-148

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  • ‘She Had Her Hijab Pulled Off’: Dressed Bodies Do Matter in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane

    Pereira-Ares, Noemí

    Pages 149-194

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61397-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61396-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fashion, Dress and Identity in South Asian Diaspora Narratives
Book Subtitle
From the Eighteenth Century to Monica Ali
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61397-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61397-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61396-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 255
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