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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8150–65 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.1.50
Published: 01 March 2019
...Priya Kumar This essay considers the fraught issue of clandestine migrations from East Pakistan/Bangladesh into India through a close reading of Prafulla Roy's Bengali short story “Stateless.” By drawing attention to the Indian state's slippery construction of the “illegal migrant” and to the...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8142–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.1.42
Published: 01 March 2019
...Aanchal Malhotra This essay, written as narrative nonfiction, is the portion of an oral history interview with Kalyani Ray Chowdhury, who was born in 1929 in Chittagong (present-day Bangladesh), on what she recalls of her homeland in East Bengal. A few months prior to India's 1947 Partition into...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 84112–117 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.4.112
Published: 01 December 2019
... when we are introduced to scholars so that we can decide if they studied with the right (white) network at the right (white) schools. When examining undergraduate transcripts, we tut at 75 percent from a university in India or a B-average from a college in Qatar, failing to recognize that these marks...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8416–22 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.4.16
Published: 01 December 2019
... accurately describes, simply, labor. 14. Students recruited from India, China, Japan, and beyond have raised the research profile of several US universities. In 2017, the president of Arizona State wrote: “The impact can be felt in every state in the country, including $5.2 billion in California and...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8273–81 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.2.73
Published: 01 June 2019
... an H-1B Immigrant in Silicon Valley,” Quartz India , accessed 7 January 2019, https://qz.com/india/944030/an-indian-tech-workers-movie-shows-the-anxiety-of-being-an-h1-b-immigrant-in-silicon-valley/ . 11. Ingrid Therwath, “‘Shining Indians’: Diaspora and Exemplarity in Bollywood,” South Asia...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 821–7 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.2.1
Published: 01 June 2019
... to the stories of how members of the immediate and extended Chawla family escaped, survived, and lived in refugee settlements in Delhi. We also learned that it was only after building homes on Indian land that my grandmother's generation felt some sense of belonging, of rootedness to India. I often...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 811–8 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.1.1
Published: 01 March 2019
... grandfather steps off a train and walks home with his children. Where was my grandfather? Why was he missing? Where was he coming from? In 1947, the British, who ruled India for 200 years, divided the country into secular India and the Islamic state of Pakistan. This tragic event, which accompanied the...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2019; 8131–41 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.1.31
Published: 01 March 2019
... tutor?” “Yes, Janu. What else would she be?” Desh (in Bangla) and Des (in Hindi) refer to one's homeland. Over the years, the term Desi has been coined to identify people whose heritage is connected to any of several South Asian countries, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2014; 34389–417 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2014.3.4.389
Published: 01 December 2014
...Georgine Hodgkinson This story explores searching—spiritual and professional—in myself and through the experiences shared by those inhabiting a series of ashrams in India. The narrator of the story is the fictionalized Maya Blair, a graduate student conducting ethnographic research for her...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2018; 74143–145 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2018.7.4.143
Published: 01 December 2018
... Grain: Negotiation of Meaning in the Colonial Trial of Chief Langalibalele and Its Aftermath,” in Decentering Transation Studies: India and Beyond , ed. Judy Wakabayashi and Rita Kothari (Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins, 2009): 195–212; Ted Striphas, “Communication as Translation,” in...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2018; 728–28 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2018.7.2.8
Published: 01 June 2018
..., criminal, antisocial, ne'er-do-well; nor what has been described as a member of a religious organization of robbers and assassins in India. Devotees of the goddess Kali, the Thugs waylaid and strangled their victims, usually travelers, in a ritually prescribed manner . 9 But maybe closer to how...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2018; 71101–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2018.7.1.101
Published: 01 March 2018
... in the south of India. The camp is run by an educational non-profit that encourages “lateral thinking,” whatever that means. It means, at least, that the 1990s are emerging as a period of social experimentation in India. Most of these forays into uncharted territory don't last more than a few years...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2018; 711–3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2018.7.1.1
Published: 01 March 2018
... tourism in the Irish Hills of Michigan; and an electronic dance music festival on the beaches of Goa, India. The authors use scrapbooking, performative autoethnography, touring and curation, and experimental writing to suggest the affective experience, texture, and dialogic critique generated by...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2017; 6487–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.4.87
Published: 01 December 2017
...): 29. 26. Devika Chawla, Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition (New York: Fordham University Press, 2014), 144. 27. Ibid., 138. 28. Schuetz, “The Stranger” 499. 29. Ibid., 503, 499. 30. “Snowbirds” is a somewhat derogatory term referring to wealthy retired folk...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2017; 6350–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.3.50
Published: 01 September 2017
... Parameswaran, “Feminist Media Ethnography in India: Exploring Power, Gender, and Culture in the Field,” Qualitative Inquiry 7, no. 1 (2001): 69–103. 9. Mayer, “Research Beyond the Pale,” 156 original emphases. 10. John Van Maanen, Tales in the Field: On Writing Ethnography (Chicago: University of...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2017; 6292–97 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.2.92
Published: 01 June 2017
...: Contextual Studies of Oral Narrative (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986). 6. Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections , ed. Hannah Arendt, trans. Harry Zohn (New York: Schocken, 1968), 255. 7. Devika Chawla, Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition (New York...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2017; 6262–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.2.62
Published: 01 June 2017
... television from my parents’ bedroom in New Delhi, India, and was astonished, even confused by the American racial landscape. I was twenty years old and in my final year of college. When Meyara performs “A Muslim's Experience in Post-9/11 America,” I find myself returning to my international graduate student...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2017; 624–15 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.2.4
Published: 01 June 2017
..., India) as a refugee took their toll, Amma says. But Amma is also sure that Biji probably lost her smile somewhere around the time when her younger brother died before he turned five, because no one in the family ever fully recovered from his death. Some years after her brother died, Biji's mother passed...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2014; 34418–426 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2014.3.4.418
Published: 01 December 2014
... their radiant spiritual presence, and the trace of a material boundedness. © 2014 The Regents of the University of California 2014 Email: eden.m.redmond@gmail.com . India Sadhus Photography Spiritual Trace Radiant Traces: A Photographic Consideration of Sadhus Eden Redmond...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. 2016; 52125–133 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2016.5.2.125
Published: 01 June 2016
... in his eyes than my own reflection staring back at me. I know I felt it—even if I can't prove it. I just wish…   (Beat. He sighs.) You know, I've left so much behind. My family, the zoo, Anandi, India— I suppose in the end the whole of life becomes an act of letting go. But what always hurts...