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Author Ganguly, Keya.

Title States of exception : everyday life and postcolonial identity / Keya Ganguly.

Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2001]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xi, 214 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-209) and index.
Contents Inroduction: Gunga Din and other anomalies -- Writing the field -- The antinomies of everyday life -- Personal memory and the contradictions of selfhood -- Food and the habitus -- The dialectics of ethnic spectatorship.
Summary A philosophical anthropology of everyday experience, this book is also a deeply informed and thought-provoking reflection on the work of cultural critique. States of Exception looks into a community of immigrants from India living in southern New Jersey--a group to whom the author, as a daughter of two of its members, enjoyed unprecedented access.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject East Indian Americans -- Ethnic identity.
East Indian Americans -- Psychology.
East Indian Americans -- Social life and customs.
Identity (Philosophical concept)
Memory (Philosophy)
Postcolonialism -- Social aspects -- United States.
Postcolonialism -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780816692354 (electronic bk.)
0816692351 (electronic bk.)
0816637164 (hc : alk. paper)
0816637172 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780816637164 (hc : alk. paper)
0816637164 (hc : alk. paper)
9780816637171 (paperback: alk. paper)
0816637172 (paperback: alk. paper)