Dreaming in Canadian: South Asian Youth, Bollywood, and Belonging

Dreaming in Canadian: South Asian Youth, Bollywood, and Belonging

By: Faiza Hirji (author)Hardback

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This book is essential reading for students and scholars interested in diaspora, identity formation, and international media.

About Author

Faiza Hirji is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia at McMaster University.


Introduction: How Canadian Are You? Mapping Nationalism, Media, and Self 1 East Meets West - and Everything Else: Living La Vida Loca in Bollywood 2 Theories of the Wandering Soul: Interpretations of Diaspora 3 Karma Chameleon: Citizenship, Identity, and the New Hybrids 4 But Where Are You Really From? South Asians and Muslims in Canada 5 Little Mosques and Bollywood Epics: Media and Identity Construction 6 "My Heart's Indian for All That": Themes of Nationalism and Migration in Bollywood 7 Up Close and Personal: Methodology for Obtaining Audience Opinion 8 "But, I dream in Canadian": Constructing and Maintaining Plural Identities 9 Bollywood: Films as Meeting Ground 10 Beyond Futility: The Future of Young Canadians of South Asian Origin Conclusion: You Really Are Global Citizens: Resistance and Reconciliation Appendix A: Films Cited by Participants References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774817981
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780774817981
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 0774817984

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