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Title: Diasporic dreams and shattered desires: Displacement, identity and tradition in heaven on earth (Deepa Mehta 2008)
Authors: Clini, Clelia
Editors: Bayman, L
Pinazza, N
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Citation: Clini, C., 2018. Diasporic dreams and shattered desires: Displacement, identity and tradition in heaven on earth (Deepa Mehta 2008). IN: Bayman, L. and Pinazza, N. (eds.) Journeys on Screen. Theory, Ethics, Aesthetics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 50 - 69.
Abstract: This chapter addresses the question of travel through the analysis of Deepa Mehta’s 2008 film Heaven on Earth. Through the narration of the journey of a young Punjabi bride from India to Canada, the film provides a critical analysis of the concept of diaspora which on the one hand emphasises the difference between ‘casual travels’ and diasporic journeys (Brah 1996: 182), and on the other focuses on the political, economic and cultural conditions within which people move, as well as their positions in terms of gender, race and ethnicity.
Description: This book chapter is in closed access until 36 months after the publication of the last version.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/36764
Publisher Link: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-journeys-on-screen.html
ISBN: 9781474421836
9781474421850
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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