Domicile and Diaspora: Anglo-Indian Women and the Spatial Politics of Home

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 22, 2011 - Social Science - 304 pages
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Domicile and Diaspora investigates geographies of home and identity for Anglo-Indian women in the 50 years before and after Indian independence in 1947.
  • The first book to study the Anglo-Indian community past and present, in India, Britain and Australia.
  • The first book by a geographer to focus on a community of mixed descent.
  • Investigates geographies of home and identity for Anglo-Indian women in the 50 years before and after Indian independence in 1947.
  • Draws on interviews and focus groups with over 150 Anglo-Indians, as well as archival research.
  • Makes a distinctive contribution to debates about home, identity, hybridity, migration and diaspora.
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    Contents

    List of Figures
    Imperial Domesticity and National Identity
    Domesticating Identity and Embodying
    AngloIndian Homelands
    AngloIndian Resettlement in Britain
    AngloIndians
    PostImperial Domesticity and National
    Conclusions
    Appendix 2
    Bibliography
    Index
    Copyright

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    About the author (2011)

    Alison Blunt is Reader in Geography at Queen Mary, University of London. She is the author of Travel, Gender and Imperialism (1994), the co-author of Dissident Geographies (2000), and the co-editor of Writing Women and Space (1994), Postcolonial Geographies (2002) and Cultural Geography in Practice (2003). She was awarded the Gill Memorial Award by the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers in 2002 and a Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2003.

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