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Book review: fashioning diaspora: beauty, femininity and South Asian American culture by Vanita Reddy

Singh, Rajat (2017) Book review: fashioning diaspora: beauty, femininity and South Asian American culture by Vanita Reddy. LSE Review of Books (24 Mar 2017). Website.

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Abstract

In Fashioning Diaspora: Beauty, Femininity and South Asian American Culture, Vanita Reddy examines how beauty is a mobilising and socialising force implicated in the shaping of South Asian American identities, focusing on a range of cultural and literary texts drawn from the 1990s to the present. In showing beauty to be an active force in constructions of the social, this is a nuanced and timely analysis of the experiences of South Asian American women that bridges the gaps between fashion, racialisation, aesthetics and politics, finds Rajat Singh.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 10:59
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2020 00:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75609

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