Comparative Study Of Diasporic Literature

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Identity Politics- A Comparative study of the late 20th century Latin American and Asian American diasporic Literature

The aim of the study is to explore the politics of identity from the axes of race, gender, sexuality and spatiality as played out in the late 20th Century Latin American and Asian American diasporic literature. It seeks to investigate the interactions of these categories and the interrelatedness of the forms of oppression. The intent is also to focus on issues of gender relations and sexual identities in terms of non-hetronormative identities and bisexual identities and the assimilation of such identities in their host and home culture. Identity concerns are most pronounced in diasporic contexts and therefore to this end the study seeks to focus on the emergent literary works from the diasporic Asian American and Latin American communities articulating these concerns. The study seeks to examine the painful experience of displacement that characterizes border crossing. The objective is also to undertake a comparative study of the forms of oppression and the subsequent subversion of the hegemonic practices. Space affects sociality. The politics of space impacts and mediates identity formation. Therefore the study also seeks to examine the spatial aspect of identity formation.
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Identity formation is a precarious and engaging critical concern in multi-ethnic contexts. Earlier theories of diaspora reckoned migration as a unilateral

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