Publisher: Rutgers University Press (August 1, 1998)
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A Patchwork scarf sheds gentle at the lives of a section of the U.S. immigrant inhabitants that has lengthy been relegated to the margins. It makes a speciality of women's lives that span diversified worlds: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and the usa. This selection of essays by means of and approximately South Asian girls in the USA demanding situations stereotypes by way of permitting girls to talk of their personal phrases. jointly they supply discerning insights into the reconstruction of immigrant patriarchy in a brand new global, and the improvement of women's resistance to that reconstruction. Shamita Das DasGupta's advent additionally acquaints readers with the mental topography of the South Asian community.A Patchwork scarf considers themes from re-negotiation of id to sexuality, violence to intimacy, occupations to organizing in the group. The essays undergo witness to women's negotiations for self reliant identities, their declare to their very own our bodies, and the best to settle on relationships in accordance with their very own histories and truths. They carry new figuring out to the intersection of gender, ethnicity, race, sexuality, and sophistication.