Aisha Khan's Callaloo Nation: Metaphors of Race and Religious Identity PDF

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By Aisha Khan

Mixing—whether known as mestizaje, callaloo, hybridity, creolization, or multiculturalism—is a foundational cultural trope in Caribbean and Latin American societies. traditionally entwined with colonial, anticolonial, and democratic ideologies, principles approximately blending are robust forces within the methods identities are interpreted and evaluated. As Aisha Khan indicates during this ethnography, they demonstrate the strain that exists among id as a resource of equality and identification as an device during which social and cultural hierarchies are strengthened. concentrating on the Indian diaspora within the Caribbean, Khan examines this paradox because it is expressed in key dimensions of Hindu and Muslim cultural historical past and social relationships in southern Trinidad. In shiny aspect, she describes how disempowered groups create livable stipulations for themselves whereas partaking in a broader tradition that either celebrates and denies difference.

Khan combines ethnographic learn she carried out in Trinidad over the process a decade with vast archival learn to discover how Hindu and Muslim Indo-Trinidadians interpret authority, generational tensions, and the alterations of Indian tradition within the Caribbean via metaphors of combining. She demonstrates how ambivalence in regards to the desirability of a callaloo nation—a multicultural society—is appear round practices and concerns, together with rituals, exertions, intermarriage, and sophistication mobility. Khan keeps that metaphors of combining are pervasive and value taking note of: the assumptions and matters they impart are key to unraveling who Indo-Trinidadians think themselves to be and the way identities reminiscent of race and faith form and are formed via the politics of multiculturalism.

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