Culture, Hybridity, and the Dialogical Self: Cases From the South Asian Diaspora

  title={Culture, Hybridity, and the Dialogical Self: Cases From the South Asian Diaspora},
  author={Sunil Bhatia and Anjali Ram},
  journal={Mind, Culture, and Activity},
  pages={224 - 240}
  • Sunil Bhatia, Anjali Ram
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Mind, Culture, and Activity
  • This article outlines a dialogical approach to understanding how South Asian-American women living in diasporic locations negotiate their multiple and often conflicting cultural identities. We specifically use the concept of voice to articulate the different forms of dialogicality-polyphonization, expropriation, and ventriloquation-that are involved in the acculturation experiences of two 2nd-generation South Asian-American women. In particular, we argue that it is important to think of… CONTINUE READING
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