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Displaced persons: symbols of South Asian femininity and the returned gaze in U.S. media culture
Communication Theory (2001)
  • Meenakshi Gigi Durham, University of Iowa
Abstract
Presents a critical analysis of media images of White women adorned in the symbols of Indian femininity to explore the circulating economy of seeing and representation in the United States. Preservation of the contemporary 'ethnic chic' of power hierarchies by locating the White woman as sexual object and the Indian woman as the disembodied fetish; Implications for South Asian American women.
Publication Date
May, 2001
Citation Information
Meenakshi Gigi Durham. "Displaced persons: symbols of South Asian femininity and the returned gaze in U.S. media culture" Communication Theory Vol. 11 Iss. 2 (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/meenakshi_durham/8/