From Ethnic to Transnational

From Ethnic to Transnational

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In the transnational world, travel and migratory movements result in new and highly complex human interactions between cultures. This study focuses on the personal relationships that emerge as Indian American families make their home in the United States and attempt to cope with challenging cultural differences. The analyses of Mira Nair's Mississippi Masala (1991) and The Namesake (2006), as well as Nisha Ganatra's Chutney Popcorn (1999) illustrate how transnational films reinforce, but also effectively subvert, established cultural practices and the conventions of Hollywood cinema to mediate the influences of the ethnic. (Series: MasteRResearch - Vol. 8) [Subject: Media Studies, Film Studies, India Studies, U.S. Studies, Sociology, Ethnic Studies]Mississippi Masala leaves viewers with a sequence of shots that portray Demetrius and Mina in traditional African and Indian garments in front ... Chutney Popcorn closes with a series of photographs that depict the Reena with her friends, family, and the baby and The ... or a€œWhen did Becca and Janis make up with Reena?

Title:From Ethnic to Transnational
Author:Tanja Reiffenrath
Publisher:LIT Verlag Münster - 2014-11-18


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