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Songs, Stories, Lives - Gendered Dialogues and Cultural Critique
Songs, Stories, Lives - Gendered Dialogues and Cultural Critique

Songs, Stories, Lives - Gendered Dialogues and Cultural Critique

by Gloria Goodwin Raheja

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Language

English

Publisher

Kali/Women Unlimited

ISBN

8186706585 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 243

Binding

Hardcover

Gloria Goodwin Raheja
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Author: Gloria Goodwin Raheja
Editor(s): Gloria Goodwin Raheja
Publisher: Kali/Women Unlimited
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 243
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186706585

Description

The essays in this volume address theoretical and ethnographic issues concerning oral traditions and women's speeches in diverse South Asian communities in north and south India and Nepal.

Grounded in an awareness of the colonial, postcolonial and academic textualizations that so often have prevented women’s speech from being heard or their silences understood, the papers work towers an interpretation of Women’s expressive genres as responding critically to dominant conventions and social practices, without reducing resistance to a simple or unequivocally oppositional voice, and without lapsing into a language that suggests a homogeneity that women’s speech does not possess, or an uncrossable boundary between the speech of men and that of women. In their ethnographic interpretation, the authors evoke some of the sites at which the oral traditions of South Asian men and women respond critically or ironically to one another, mirror one another, meld sympathetically with one another, or move to silence or subsume one another, while considering always the relations of power as well as community that frame each performance, each act of speaking.

Contents

GLORIA GOODWIN RAHEJA

Introduction

The Paradoxes of Power and Community:
Women’s Oral Traditions and the Uses of Ethnography

KIRIN NARAYAN

Singing form Separation: Women’s Voices in and about Kangra Folksongs

SARAH LAMB
The Beggared Mother: Older Women’s Narratives in West Bengal

JOYCE BURKHALTER FLUECKIGER

There are Only Two Castes: Men and Women:
Negotiating Gender as a Female Healer in south Asian Islam

ANN GRODZINS GOLD

Outspoken Women: representations of Female Voices
in a Rajasthani Folklore Community

KATHRYAN S MARCH

Two Houses and the Pain of Separation in Tamang
Narratives from Highland Nepal

GLORIA GOODWIN RAHEJA

Negotiated Solidarities: Gendered Representations of
Disruption a and Desire in North Indian Oral Traditions and Popular Culture

A K RAMANUJAN
A Flowering Tree: A Women’s Tales

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