From Ethnic to Transnational

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Tanja Reiffenrath

Screening Indian American Families

ISBN 978-3-643-90584-0
Band-Nr. 8
Jahr 2014
Seiten 120
Bindung broschiert
Reihe MasteRResearch

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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.

Tanja Reiffenrath teaches at the Department
of English and American Studies at the University of