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Author Hansen, Thomas Blom, 1958-

Title Melancholia of freedom [electronic resource] : social life in an Indian township in South Africa / Thomas Blom Hansen.

Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xv, 354 p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Under the gaze: freedom and race after apartheid -- Ethnicity by fiat: the remaking of Indian life in South Africa -- Domesticity and cultural intimacy -- Charous and Ravans: a story of mutual nonrecognition -- Autonomy, freedom, and political speech -- Movement, sound, and body in the postapartheid city -- The unwieldy fetish: Desi fantasies, roots tourism, and diasporic desires -- Global Hindus and pure Muslims: universalist aspirations and territorialized lives -- The saved and the backsliders: the Charou soul and the instability of belief -- Postscript: Melancholia in the time of the "African personality".
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject East Indians -- South Africa -- Durban.
Chatsworth (Durban, South Africa) -- Race relations.
Chatsworth (Durban, South Africa) -- Social conditions.
Chatsworth (Durban, South Africa) -- Religion.
Durban (South Africa) -- Race relations.
Durban (South Africa) -- Social conditions.
Durban (South Africa) -- Religion.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780691152950 (hardcover alk. paper)
9780691152967 (pbk. alk. paper)
9781400842612 (e-book)

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