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A journey through places: politics of spatial location in the stories of South Asian diaspora in Australia

Sarwal, Amit 2012, A journey through places: politics of spatial location in the stories of South Asian diaspora in Australia, South Asian diaspora, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 195-213, doi: 10.1080/19438192.2012.675725.

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Title A journey through places: politics of spatial location in the stories of South Asian diaspora in Australia
Author(s) Sarwal, Amit
Journal name South Asian diaspora
Volume number 4
Issue number 2
Start page 195
End page 213
Total pages 19
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2012-09
ISSN 1943-8192
1943-8184
Keyword(s) South Asian diaspora
Australia
migration
location
home
cultural consciousness
short stories
Summary In this paper, I analyse the post-colonial and post-modern experiences in the light of questions and issues concerning the spatial identities or locations that the diasporans carry. By politics of spatial location, I mean a migrant's positions within power hierarchies created through geographic, historical, political, economic and other socially stratifying factors in the new homeland. This paper is mainly concerned with the theoretical ways in which a shift is accelerated in Australia's literary landscape by the South Asian diasporic writers who produce and cover the dynamics of politics of location in different contexts. It also focuses on South Asian diaspora's widely agreed ‘ability to recreate their cultures in diverse locations’. I conclude that these stories are not just of spaces but also of a promising future for the South Asian diaspora in Australia.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/19438192.2012.675725
Field of Research 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
200208 Migrant Cultural Studies
200211 Postcolonial Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30053565

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
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