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Diasporic dreams and shattered desires: Displacement, identity and tradition in heaven on earth (Deepa Mehta 2008)

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posted on 04.02.2019 by Clelia Clini
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.

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  • Social Sciences

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  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Journeys on Screen. Theory, Ethics ,Aesthetics

Pages

50 - 69 (19)

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.

Publisher

Edinburgh University Press

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This book chapter was published in the book Bayman, L. and Pinazza, N. (eds.) Journeys on Screen. Theory, Ethics, Aesthetic. The publisher's website is at https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-journeys-on-screen.html

Publication date

2018-11-30

Notes

This book chapter is in closed access until 36 months after the publication of the last version.

ISBN

9781474421836;9781474421850

Language

en

Editor(s)

Bayman, L;Pinazza, N

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