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Transcultural Negotiations of Gender

Studies in (Be)longing

Editors: Bhaduri, Saugata, Mukherjee, Indrani (Eds.)

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  • Studies the interface between gender and culture from both global and local perspectives
  • Contributors – themselves from diverse countries like Brazil, India, Ireland, Scotland, Serbia, and the USA – provide perspectives covering an even more diverse spectrum also involving Japan, Mauritius, and various countries of Europe and Latin America, and from diverse disciplines of the humanities and social sciences
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Transcultural Negotiations of Gender probes into how gender is negotiated along the two axes of ‘belonging’ and ‘longing’– the twin desires of being located within a cultural milieu, while yearning for either what has passed by or what is yet to come. It also probes into the category of ‘transculturality’ itself, by examining how not only does it pertain to the coming together of cultures from diverse spatial locations, but how shifts over time and changing performative modes and technological means of articulation, within what may be presumed to be the same culture, can also lead to the ‘transcultural’.

The volume comprises four sections. Part I, ‘(Be)longing in Time’, examines negotiation of gender through transcultural acts of myths, rituals and religious practices being revised and revisited over time. Part II, ‘(Be)longing in Space’, studies how gender is renegotiated when people from different spaces interact, as also when public spaces and domains themselves become sites of such negotiations. In Part III, ‘Performing (Be)longing’, such transcultural negotiations are located in the context of changing modes of performance, considering particularly that gender itself is performative. The final section, ‘Modernity, Technology and (Be)longing’, traces how gender becomes transculturally negotiated in a space like India, with the advent of modernity and its companion technology.

About the authors

Saugata Bhaduri is Professor at the Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has taught, conducted research, and published extensively in the areas of literary and cultural theory, popular culture of both the folk and technologized sort, translation and comparative literature, and gender and sexuality. He has been visiting professor at different institutions in Europe and the Americas, and has been a recipient of grants for collaborative research from major international bodies like Leverhulme Trust, UK Arts Council, UKIERI, Erasmus Mundus, DAAD, BMBF, etc. The collaborative research projects he is currently engaged in are “Performing Gender: Negotiating Space in Civil Society” (in partnership with the University of Würzburg, Germany), “Polycoloniality in India: Cultural Transactions with Europe from Early Modernity to the 19th Century” (in partnership with the University of Göttingen, Germany), and “Computer Gaming across Cultures” (in partnership with Bangor University, UK, and West Virginia University, USA). 

Indrani Mukherjee is Professor at the Centre of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Latin American Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is a second generation Hispanist who wrote the first ever PhD on Latin American Literature from any Spanish department in India. Her academic career spans across 30 years and her publications are in the areas of comparative literature, cultural studies and pedagogy of literature. She is working on two research projects on comparative gender studies from India and Latin America which are funded by the University Grants Commission, India, and the UPE, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. She has been invited by many universities and academic forums in India and abroad to give lectures (including keynote, plenary or other), chair sessions of conferences or even speak as an Indian representative in India-Spain-Latin America

World forums. She is a life member of the European Network for Comparative Literary Studies and of the Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda (India), which is in academic collaboration with the International Lincoln Center at the Louisiana State University, Shreveport, USA and University of North Texas at Denton, USA.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Curiosity Killed The… Woman: Modern Rewritings of “Bluebeard” in Literary Representations of Marital Abuse

    Pages 3-13

    Juez, Brigitte

  • New Feminine Myths as Builders of New Transcultural Horizons

    Pages 15-24

    Zupančič, Metka

  • Not By Faith Alone: Religion, Gender and The Public Domain in India

    Pages 25-37

    Poduval, Satish

  • Subverting Brahminical Patriarchy Through Myths and Folktales: Karnad’s Hidden Polemic

    Pages 39-45

    Chakraborty, Abin

  • Religion and The Position of Women in Indian Society: De-Masculinizing Mythologies and Religio-Sexual Rites

    Pages 47-55

    Ghosh, Ratul

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transcultural Negotiations of Gender
Book Subtitle
Studies in (Be)longing
Editors
  • Saugata Bhaduri
  • Indrani Mukherjee
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-2437-2
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-2437-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-2436-5
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-3457-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 223
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